Friends of Penn State authentication service upgrade March 7, 8
Penn State IT will upgrade the Kerberos authentication service for Friends of Penn State (FPS) accounts on Tuesday, March 7, during the 5-7 a.m. maintenance window. During this time, users will not be able to create new accounts or change passwords. Accounts will be unable to be locked or unlocked, and the Service Desk will be unable to check the lock state of an FPS account. Authentication with existing accounts should continue to work during the upgrade. After the upgrade, users may see faster login times, but will likely not see a big difference.
On Wednesday, March 8, during the 5-7 a.m. maintenance window, the restart scripts will be tested, which may result in a brief outage similar to the previous day, but for only a minute or two.
This change is tracked in Service Now as CHG0040678.