Category: Services

Login page updates

On Monday, January 13, beginning at 9:00 am, Michigan Tech IT will be upgrading the web login pages for the following web sites:

After the upgrade is complete, the new login page will have a different look. You will be asked to sign in on a full-screen login page instead of a credential prompt. The new screen will look like this:
New login page

If you have any questions, we can help. Contact us at it-help@mtu.edu or call 7-1111.


Storage update – What are complex file shares?

We have announced that IT is currently planning to move departmental file shares to our new storage system.

During this process, we will try to preserve file names, permissions, and other metadata when moving files. However, it may be necessary to change some file names if they contain:

  • Special characters such as: \ / : * ? < > |
  • Tabs
  • Certain language character sets

Additionally, some file systems are more complex and may need special attention. These often involve:

  • Non-standard file and folder permissions, such as manually-added special permissions
  • Some file shares used in both Windows and Linux
  • Files containing hard links

If we determine your files need special attention and a reboot is required, we will contact you to arrange scheduled downtime at a time that works for you.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at it-help@mtu.edu or 7-1111.


Michigan Tech web services login page has a new look

The Michigan Tech web services login page will have a new look. The new page will first be used for Banweb Self-Service and MyMichiganTech. This look will be applied to other services in the future. 

To avoid phishing attacks, always check the URL before entering your password. Sites using the new page will have a URL beginning with “https://sso.mtu.edu/” (“sso” stands for Single Sign On). The new page will also have the name and description of the service that you are accessing listed in a light blue box.

Here is an example of what the new Banweb login page will look like:

new banner login screen

On a mobile device the elements on the screen will rearrange themselves to fit properly. Here is an example of what the page may look like on a mobile phone:

new SSO login on mobile

Please contact Information Technology either by email at it-help@mtu.edu or by phone at 906-487-1111 if you have any questions about this new page.