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April 8

IAM Updates: Entity Accounts 

Just as in February when we turned on a login interrupt screen for Miami faculty, students, and staff for syncing your accounts to RapidIdentity, we are now going to be doing the same for entity accounts. 

In the coming weeks, we will again be implementing a login interrupt that will pause the login process for a person logging in to an entity account they manage – with a request to click the “Sync Account” button.

Please note that you will be allowed to “skip” this step and go straight to your Miami service, but taking the extra couple of seconds to log in again and sync your entity account will help us immensely and will keep you from having to recover your account. Thank you in advance!

You can read more about it here. 


Google Updates: Spring 2024

Google has updated once again! There are a few updates targeting various audiences such as Google now blocking spoofed emails instead of sending rejection messages. In Google Calendar, "appointment slots" will now become "appointment schedules". And finally, Google Sync will no longer function within our Workspace domain. This essentially means that you will need to configure your mail, calendar, and contacts apps to “Sign in with Google” instead of with just a password. More information can be found at Google’s support site. This feature will be removed on Sept. 30, 2024.

See if any of these updates affect you by reading our article about it here


Email Scam Soliciting Presentation Speakers

The Information and Security Office has received reports of a series of fraudulent emails asking for presentation/lecture speakers. 

The email contains content similar to the following:

Hope you are doing well.
We are writing to request your presence as a Speaker/Chair for the upcoming key note lecture event, scheduled to be held at Asian countries. In view of your outstanding contribution in this field, we cordially welcome you to make a presentation regarding your recent work.
I would highly appreciate receiving your proposal for your speech title and suggestions to our program soon. For more hot topics of conference, please feel free to contact us at any time!
Thank you for making a note of these reminders and we earnestly hope that you will be able join us and contribute to what is sure to be a useful and stimulating congress!
The key note speaker slots are still open and you can send your abstract for your talk in the summit. We hope to receive your concurrence to attend the event soon. The decent honorarium will be provided as a token of appreciation for your precious time.
We look forward to your reply.
Best Regards,
Risa Wada 


If you receive one of these emails, do not respond or click on any links within and delete the message.

You can read more about this situation and how to prevent phishing attacks here.