Compass Update September 24, 2013

Release Date: Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013

Scheduled Maintenance Advisory

Compass and Howdy will be unavailable on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 7:00am until noon for maintenance.  During the maintenance, the Compass idle time out will be changed to 45 minutes, and the Howdy idle time out will be changed to two hours for faculty and staff and 30 minutes for all other Howdy users.

Reminder - Change to be implemented for off-campus Compass access on Wednesday, September 25

In order to improve security, Compass users who are not on campus in College Station, Galveston, Qatar or the School of Law will need to use the Virtual Private Network (VPN) to access the system.  This change will be effective on Wednesday, September 25.  Your IT desktop support staff can assist you with installing the VPN on your off-campus computer.  Instructions on downloading and installing the VPN can also be found on the CIS Help Desk Central VPN page.

One important note is that when you download the VPN, you are presented with an option to “tunnel_all_traffic” or “tunnel_tamu_traffic.”  The “tunnel_tamu_traffic” option is recommended.   This will use the VPN only for Texas A&M resources and will allow other activities on your computer such as local printing.

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