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Recent Change to UMBC's Authentication Experience

May 3, 2021 4:00 PM

On Monday, April 26th, DoIT applied a patch to UMBC’s single sign-on solution, WebAuth, that improves security and lays the foundation for future enhancements. As a result of this change, WebAuth now briefly shows an intermediate page before redirecting the web browser to the requested site. This page quickly shows "Loading/Saving login session information from/to the browser..." .  Several users have expressed questions and concerns about this page, because it often is not on-screen long enough to read in its entirety. Rest assured that the intermediate pages are not malicious.  DoIT is actively working on improving this experience and making it less intrusive.  Within the next week you will see improvements to the text and look and feel of the pages.    Feel free to contact us if you have further questions. Thanks for bearing with us while we work to keep our infrastructure updated.

Todd Haddaway

Senior Director, Middleware and Application Infrastructure