Students Staff

July 26, 2018

[Scheduled] Improvements to authentication servers

Filed under: [Scheduled] — Tags: , , — admin @ 5:15 pm

At 7:00am on Tuesday 31 July we will be making changes to some of our authentication servers (ADFS and Shibboleth). This is a continuation of our efforts to improve security and reduce the number of times users are prompted to log in.

Important note: Please be aware that this change will remove the existing ‘beige box’ login page for Shibboleth-based services (list at the bottom of this post). Instead, users will be directed to our ADFS-based login page shown below, with an address starting

ADFS log in page

Users should not experience any disruption during this change. If, after the change, you are experiencing problems logging in to the services below, you should restart your computer in the first instance and then contact the IT Help Desk if problems persist.

ADFS-based services:

  • Email ( and Microsoft Outlook)
  • FASER (
  • Box ( and Box Sync)

Shibboleth-based services (not an exhaustive list):

  • Moodle (
  • MoodleX (
  • Some library services
  • Talis (
  • (
  • Box of Broadcasts (
  • TuirningPoint

In the future we hope to add additional services to ADFS, which will ultimately reduce the number of times you are asked to log in. Services include:

  • Listen Again ( and Panopto (
  • MyEssex (

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