NIRD Toolkit: maintenance 03.02

Dear NIRD Toolkit users and principal investigators,

The authentication to NIRD Toolkit has been improved to become more flexible. The new solution will be put in production on the 3rd of February, 2022. The maintenance will be done in the evening, starting at 20:00.

For NIRD Toolkit users the change will be minimal, but it will require that you re-authenticate your session (log out and log in). 

Thank you for your understanding!

Maintenance postponed due to technical issues. More info to come.

NIRD Toolkit: maintenance 27.01

Dear NIRD Toolkit users and principal investigators,

Feide has planned maintenance on the 27th of January, 2022.

This might impact logging in to services running on the NIRD Service Platform using Dataporten/Feide, such as NIRD Toolkit.

However, we do not expect stoppage or cancellation for any of the already running services and applications.

Service not activated in NIRD Service Platform

We regret to inform you that, due to a recent change made by Feide in response to the new national security directives in the sector, you might no longer be able to launch services on the NIRD Toolkit.  The reason is that, from now on, your institution shall approve the services requiring Feide login. If a service is not approved, you cannot access it with your Feide account. Unfortunately, the approval cannot be exercised when the services are deployed dynamically, and on-demand like in the NIRD Toolkit.  

What can I do? 

If you are experiencing a problem with using the NIRD Toolkit, we advise you to email the Feide administrator at your institution with us in CC (sigma2@uninett.no).  

If this takes time and you have an urgent need to use the NIRD Toolkit, there is a workaround (a little cumbersome but only temporary) to mitigate the problem, described here: 

Deploy a service through the NIRD Toolkit – Service not activated 

More information about the changes 
 

You can read more about the changes Feide has made in this article on www.feide.no (in Norwegian).  

We are currently working with Feide to resolve the issue. The solution shall allow automatic approval of all the services deployed through the NIRD Toolkit if the NIRD Toolkit service itself is approved. In the meantime, some organisations have already dealt with this problem by choosing the “Opt-in” option and therefore by approving all Feide Services. This is the temporary solution suggested by Feide and we will contact your organization’s Feide administrator to inform them about this option. 

Please note that Sigma2 was not notified of the changes, and therefore we could not inform you beforehand. Apologies for the inconvenience this may have caused!  

This post will be used to provide updates as we have more information available.

Apologies for the inconvenience this may have caused!