JLab MFA Roll-out Update; Group File Server Changes Made During Shutdown

JLab MFA Roll-out Update; Group File Server Changes Made During Shutdown

All Jefferson Lab computer account holders (users) who access the group file server (previously M:\ on Windows, /group on Unix, \\jlabgrp on Macs) have likely been impacted by the group file server split that occurred during the holiday break. Please read below for details.

On December 27, 2016, the IT Division split the group file server into two areas: open science and JSA/sensitive information. You may notice a difference in how your group directory files are now accessed.

If you haven’t yet rebooted your machine to pick up these changes to the group file server, please do so before leaving today.

Windows Users

After the file split, the M:\ drive on Windows now points to the new JSA/sensitive information group area. If you wish to access open science directories, you will need to use the new O:\ drive. For those JLab users who use UNC path names, the new JSA/sensitive information is now referenced from \\jlabsgrp\sgroup.

Mac Users

Mac users typically must mount the group shares manually. The procedure to mount the open science area and subdirectories remains the same. In order to access the new JSA/sensitive information group area, a Mac will have to be managed by the Computer Center and configured to allow local smartcard logon. The procedure for mapping the new JSA/sensitive information group area is to use the server \\jlabsgrp and mount the “sgroup” share.

Linux Users

Linux users wanting access to JSA/sensitive information must be on a Level 1, RHEL6 or RHEL7 system. After the file split, the /group area now points to the open science group area. To access JSA/sensitive information group directories, you now need to use /sgroup. Not all machines have access to the new /sgroup area. If you find you need access to this area, please contact the IT Division Helpdesk: helpdesk@jlab.org or x7155.

MFA Roll-out Continues

We thank all the users who have already picked up their multi-factor authentication (MFA) smartcards. We passed out more than 200 during December!

For more information about the MFA transition, including the latest card issuance schedule at the Helpdesk and by building, FAQs and details on how these changes will impact you, please visit the following website: https://www.jlab.org/mfa

Questions may be directed to the IT Division Helpdesk: helpdesk@jlab.org or call x7155, M-F, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.