12 November 2014
This month's scheduled regular maintenance for the Fronter Oslo hosting centre will take place in the evening of November 12th, the second Wednesday in November.The maintenance window this time is announced to start at 20:00 CET, and is estimated to take approximately half an hour.
During this maintenance window, the work will include upgrades on the integration and user provisioning services. This will imply that SSO services such as Shibboleth and Feide are not available for new sessions during the maintenance window, while on-going sessions that started before the maintenance work will not be interrupted. Direct or LDAP login are not affected. Further, while no imports are run during this maintenance window, the vast majority of imports would not run at this time anyway. We will also be doing maintenance work to the Fronter hosted mail but interruptions from that work will be minimal.
Lastly we will be disabling legacy encryption protocols that are no longer considered secure. This helps ensure that all users using encrypted connections will continue to receive the best protection available.
To stay secure using modern encryption methods, we have recently had to drop support for certain very old versions of web browsers. These have not been supported by Fronter for a long time, but will now not be able to connect to Fronter at all when using encryption. Please see the following article for details on which browsers are officially supported by Fronter: (Supported Browsers).
If you experience strange unexpected behaviour or are a federated user and are unable to access/login to Fronter via your Federation please contact your support chanel.