Faculty

Faculty

  • SAS Central Authentication

    DESCRIPTION: The SAS Central Authentication application provides a single-sign-on backend for our Zend platform developed projects. The application also allows for global white listing and black listing of users, impersonation of other users and verification of application origin which helps prevent attacks on our applications. Additionally, the application allows for the creation of non NetID based users for authentication.

    DEPARTMENT(S)

    •  All of SAS

    URL: SAS Central Authentication

  • SAS-IT Media Credenzas

  • SAS-IT Podium

    SAS-IT Podium Base Cabinet and iMac $5467.00
    Epson PowerLite 8350 Projector $1185.00
    Labor $775.00
    Shipping charges (will vary by location and whether or not there is an elevator in the building) not to exceed $250.00
    Total (not including shipping): $7427.00
    Optional Components:  
    Qomo QD3900 Document Camera $1255.00
    Samsung Blu Ray/DVD Drive $90.00

     

    Departments are responsible for mounting the projector and arranging to have electric outlets, network cables and data ports installed for the computer and projector. Currently installed projectors can be supported by the podium software developed by SAS-IT.

    To order a podium, please submit a secure workorder.

  • Social Networking Safety Tips

    Read the following documents to learn how to protect yourself when using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ social networking sites:

    Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view PDF files. This is a free program available from the Adobe web site. Follow the download directions on the Adobe web site to get your copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

    Get Adobe Acrobat

  • Tableau Products

    Tableau Desktop:

    Software used by report developers to create reports, called visualizations.

    Features:

    • Data can be pulled in from multiple sources
      • Local (csv, xls, etc, local database)
      • Remote (server, databases)
    • Data Cleansing can be performed in the Data Source tab of the workbook
      • Allows for joining and blending disparate data sources
    • Analysis
      • Creation of various interactive workbooks, dashboards, stories for data
    • Data Extracts
      • Data created can be pushed out and saved as an extract
      • These extracts can also be data sources to be used by others when stored on Tableau Server

    Requirements:

    • License Required
      • Software can be requested by putting in a work order
      • Costs for the software will be incurred. As of September, 2019, the cost per license is $630 per year. License costs may vary.

    Tableau Reader:

    The software used by report consumers to view and interact with visualizations.

    Requirements:


    Tableau Server:

    Hosting service for housing and sharing reports and data

    Requirements:

    Features:

    • Visualizations can be housed on the server.
      • Only people with access to the server can directly access those visualizations
    • Visualizations can be scheduled to be updated or use a live connection for data updates
    • Data sources that have been cleaned or modified can be stored for other users to create their own reporting

    What to enter on the application form:

    Tableau application: sample info

  • What are some basic steps I can take when I am having trouble printing?

    • Make sure that the printer is powered on.
    • Check to make sure there isn't a paper jam in the printer.
    • Make sure that there is paper in the tray(s).
    • Check the printer status on your local workstation by clicking on Start -> Printers & Faxes. There will sometimes be a status message that will give you more information about the problem.- If this is a network printer, determine whether others can print to it. If nobody can print, and you've checked the above issues, submit a workorder.
    • If this is a local printer, right-click the printer name and make sure that the printer is online. If you see a menu item that says "Use Printer Offline, it indicates the printer is currently online. However, if this option reads "Use Printer Online," it means you are currently offline. Click on that option to put the printer back online.
    • If you are trying to print to a Ricoh copier, you need to have an account on our Equitrac print accounting server that machines your local computer login name. If you are unsure whether you have an Equitrac account, contact your departmental administrator.
  • What is the difference between my H: drive and my W: drive, and which should I use?

    Your H: drive is your "home" drive.  The W: drive is the "workgroup" area, typically (though not always) used for file sharing with others in your department.  H: is considered your private space.  Only you have access to it.  There you can store work-related data that only you need. For instance, faculty members can store research-related documents, materials that are their "intellectual property" or works in progress that are for "their eyes only."  Faculty and staff members may find that we store some types of program settings and information in their H: drive -- e.g., Thunderbird profiles, application configuration files, etc.

    A good rule of thumb is that any data that is "departmental" in nature should be stored on W:.  Even if you are the only person who works on a particular set of files at the moment, they should be stored on W: if they are important to the functioning of the department and could potentially be needed by others.  This helps facilitate the efficient sharing of information through hiring transitions, a leave of abscence and other situations when others may need access to departmental files.  If existing folders do not meet your needs, we can create and appropriately secure/restrict access to new folders on W: -- e.g., giving access only to you if necessary.

  • WiFi Vulnerability

    There have been several warnings in the news recently about a serious vulnerability in the encryption that is used to secure WiFi connections. This vulnerability impacts all WiFi enabled devices including routers, tablets, computers and Internet of Things devices like wireless web cameras and all must be updated. 

    Some vendors, like Microsoft and Apple, were notified about this vulnerability before the general public and are working on updating the software in their devices.  Systems running Windows 7-10 have already had patches released so, if you're receiving updates, you're already protected on those machines.

    Mac desktops running MacOS, iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches will be patched shortly but are currently still vulnerable.

    Very few Android devices have been patched because each individual cellular carrier has to push the updates for each of their devices. 

    Just because your device has been patched doesn't mean that you are safe because the wireless device you are connecting to may not have been.

    Recommendations:

    • Make sure that you update all of your devices.
    • Some router manufacturers have released patches and that list is growing so please keep checking your home router manufacturer's website to determine when an update is available and follow their  instructions on how to apply it.
    • I strongly recommend that Android and Apple users disable WiFi on their devices and use only the cellular or hard wired connections until their device has been updated.
    • When using WiFi you should always make sure that the services you are connecting to are secure/encrypted (for example websites that use https:// instead of http://).
    • You can use a VPN to increase the security of your connection.
    • Use a wired or cellular network connection whenever working with confidential or private information.

    If you have any questions, please submit a work order and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

    Thanks
    - Tom

    --
    Thomas J. Vosseler
    Executive Director of Information Technology
    School of Arts and Sciences
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Scott Hall 226A | 43 College Avenue
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901
  • Workorder System

    DESCRIPTION: This system maintains trouble tickets for the SAS Information Technology office. It is used by Unit Computing Managers, Web Designers, and Application Developers to manage the problems and requests that arise in their duties serving the IT needs of the School of Arts and Sciences.

    DEPARTMENT(S)

    • SAS IT Office

    URL: Workorder System