[Faccus] WCMS upgrade - September 18

Heather Wey hawey at uwaterloo.ca
Thu Sep 18 14:46:51 EDT 2014

What is happening? WCMS sites are being upgraded to version 1.8.9. This is a maintenance release to address an issue with assigning the "student" role during authentication on sites with open authentication enabled.

Why is this happening? An issue has been identified where students were not being assigned the "student" role during authentication. This only affects sites with open authentication enabled; roles are not automatically assigned on sites with closed authentication. This issue resulted in students being unable to access forms which were restricted to student access, instead displaying the message "you do not have permission to view this form".  Investigation has determined that this was due to the LDAP group the WCMS was using to determine whether or not a user was a student. This release will add the proper student LDAP group to the check.

When is this happening? Thursday, September 18, 9:00 p.m. Sites will continue to be available throughout the upgrade process, and any work on any site may proceed as usual.

Which WCMS sites will be impacted? All WCMS production sites will be impacted.

After the upgrade is complete: Continue to work on your site as normal. Report any issues immediately  (see below).

Issues or concerns? Please report any issues or concerns to rt-ist-wcms at rt.uwaterloo.ca<mailto:rt-ist-wcms at rt.uwaterloo.ca> or the IST Service Desk (CHIP), helpdesk at uwaterloo.ca<mailto:helpdesk at uwaterloo.ca>, ext. 84357.

Recipients of this message:  uwweb, isthd, faccus, ist-staff, admin-support, MSC, SSO

Heather Wey
IST Communications
University of Waterloo
519-888-4567 x35878

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