There is certain information you are not allowed to update for your listing in the electronic phonebook. To update items like department, job title, campus address, or telephone number, consult the HR and administrative person in your office. He/she can submit an ACT form to have these items updated for you.

For UAB employees:

Each UAB employee shall be accountable for current and accurate electronic phonebook listings.

Accuracy is critical in order for both all UAB and Health System employees to be contacted. Failure to comply shall result in misdirected calls and erroneous information.

The process for individuals to verify and/or update listing information is as follows:

  1. Establish a BlazerID at http://www.uab.edu/blazerid
  2. Go to http://www.uab.edu/phonebook
    1. Follow online instructions to query the phonebook for your individual listing. The results should list the individual requested.
    2. To verify or make changes to the individual listing, click on the name field. The individual listing information will be displayed.
    3. To make changes to the information listed, click the Change Information button.
    4. Enter your BlazerID and password.
      1. If you have forgotten your BlazerID password, you must complete the BlazerID password reset form at http://www.uab.edu/blazerid or contact AskIT at 996-5555.
      2. Fields with blue buttons can be modified online by the individual.
      3. Fields with red buttons are notmodifiable online and are provided from official UAB records.
        1. If you are a UAB employee and wish to make changes to fields with red buttons, updates must be submitted to HRM Records via an Oracle ACT form.
        2. You can click on the help icon next to each field to determine which office supplied the particular information.
  3. An Oracle Act form must be submitted any time there is a change to the following items:
    1. Office phone number(s)
    2. Office fax number
    3. Physical office location
    4. Department
    5. Job title

For HSF Employees:

Each HSF employee shall be accountable for current and accurate electronic phonebook listings.

Accuracy is critical in order for both all UAB and Health System employees to be contacted. Failure to comply shall result in misdirected calls and erroneous information.

The process for individuals to verify and/or update listing information is as follows:

  1. After establishing a BlazerID at http://www.uab.edu/blazerid
  2. Go to http://www.uab.edu/phonebook
    1. Follow online instructions to query the phonebook for your individual listing. The results should list the individual requested.
    2. To verify or make changes to the individual listing, click on the name field. The individual listing information will be displayed.
    3. To make changes to the information listed, click the Change Information button.
    4. Enter your BlazerID and password.
      1. If you have forgotten your BlazerID password, you must complete the BlazerID password reset form at http://www.uab.edu/blazerid or contact AskIT at 996-5555.
      2. Fields with blue buttons can be modified online by the individual.
      3. Fields with red buttons are not modifiable online and are provided from official UAB/HSF records. If you are an HSF employee and wish to make changes to fields with red buttons, you must contact one of the HR specialists at the Human Resource Center at 731-9600. 
      4. You can click on the help icon next to each field to determine which office supplied the particular information.
  3. If you are an HSF employee and wish to change your office phone number(s) and/or physical office location, contact an HR specialists at the Human Resource Center at 731-9622. 
    1. All other personnel changes, such as Department Name or Title, must be submitted by a departmental supervisor using the personnel action form process.
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To access the UAB Electronic Directory, go to http://www.uab.edu/phonebook.

In the row of buttons towards the bottom of page, locate and click the green button labeled Authenticate

On the page that appears, enter your Blazer ID and Password.

Note:If you do not have a BlazerID or have forgotten your Blazer ID and/or password, you must complete the BlazerID password reset form at http://www.uab.edu/blazerid or contact AskIT at 996-5555.

 

Click the "Login!" button

You will be directed to the UAB Electronic Phonebook page. Note the three search parameters available to you. By default, the directory searches "all listings" that "match" the name you type in.

 

Type the name of your entity in the textbox.

Click the "Go!" button. Your search may return several entities. Find the correct one and click on its name to continue to its directory page. The entity's page should appear similar to the example below. 

 

Depending on your permissions, you may or may not see all of the red buttons above. However, if you do not see the red Bluepages button, please consider the following: 

  • Make sure you authenticated (signed in with BlazerID and password). If you haven't, you should see the green Authenticate button on the page. Click on that to sign in.
  • Make sure you are viewing an entity, not an individual. Sometimes, there are several entities and individuals with related names. Conduct a new search by clicking on the green New Search button. Type in a more general name (for example, "Campus Directory" instead of "UAB Campus Directory"). The search should return more listings. Look under the Entity section of the return list for the correct listing, and click its name.
  • If you are still having trouble, you may not have permission to add, edit or delete bluepage listings.

1. To Add a Listing: Click on the red Bluepages button . The bluepage listings page (below) will appear. Towards the top of the page, locate the Insert new listing section. 

 

Type the contact's Social Security number or BlazerID. Click "Add!" The Add Blue Pages Listing page will appear. Type in the additional information and click "Add!" again.

By default, the new add will appear first in the listing. However, you may change its position in the Changing listing(s) order section of the page (above). Click "Move it!" to complete the change.

2. To Change a Listing's Information: Click on the red Bluepages button , scroll down, and locate the name of the contact. Click on the contact's social security number to edit his/her information.

However, please recognize what you can and cannot do. Fields with Blue buttons  can be modified on-line and will display a text box. Fields with Red buttons  are NOT modifiable on-line and are provided from official UAB records.

 

  • If you are an UAB employee and wish to make changes to fields with Red buttons, updates must be submitted through the departmental HR officer via an Oracle ACT Data change form.
  • You can click on the help icon next to each field to determine which office supplied the particular information.

Click "Change!" You will be directed back to the listing.

3. To Delete a Listing: Click on the red Bluepages button , scroll down, and locate the name of the contact you wish to delete. Click on the contact's social security number to bring up the edit information page.

Locate the Check box to delete listing checkbox and click to select the box.

 

Click "Change!"  

f that person is authorized at a higher level, there will not be a "Change!" button displayed. It will have to be unchecked by a person at a higher level. 

If no other changes are needed, then you MUST select the "END SESSION" button  at the top of the screen to logout of the record.

Should you need technical assistance with the Blue Pages listings process, contact AskIT at 996-5555 or at CampusDirectory@uab.edu.

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To access the UAB Electronic Directory, go to http://www.uab.edu/phonebook.

In the row of buttons towards the top of page, locate and click the green button labeled Authenticate

On the page that appears, enter your Blazer ID and Password.

Note:If you do not have a BlazerID or have forgotten your Blazer ID and/or password, you must complete the BlazerID password reset form at http://www.uab.edu/blazerid or contact AskIT at 996-5555.

 

Click the "Login!" button

You will be directed to the UAB Electronic Phonebook page. Note the three search parameters available to you. By default, the directory searches "all listings" that "match" the name you type in.

 

Type the name of your entity in the textbox.

Click the "Go!" button. Your search may return several entities. Find the correct one and click on its name to continue to its directory page. The entity's page should appear similar to the example below. 

 

Depending on your permissions, you may or may not see all of the red buttons above. However, if you do not see the red Bluepages button, please consider the following: 

  • Make sure you authenticated (signed in with BlazerID and password). If you haven't, you should see the green Authenticate button on the page. Click on that to sign in.
  • Make sure you are viewing an entity, not an individual. Sometimes, there are several entities and individuals with related names. Conduct a new search by clicking on the green New Search button. Type in a more general name (for example, "Campus Directory" instead of "UAB Campus Directory"). The search should return more listings. Look under the Entity section of the return list for the correct listing, and click its name.
  • If you are still having trouble, you may not have permission to add, edit or delete bluepage listings.

Click on the Add Entity button and the following screen will return. Complete all of the applicable information in the form. Choose the best fit from the list of values associated with the Entity Type.

  • Remember once you click on the ADD button the entity is created and can not be deleted without the assistance of the programmers. Therefore, please verify all information and confirm where the entity should report BEFORE clicking the ADD button.


If no other changes are needed, then you should select the "END SESSION"  button at the top of the screen to logout of the record.

Should you need technical assistance with the add entity listing process, contact AskIT at 996-5555 or at CampusDirectory@uab.edu.

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CEDS provides a mechanism to easily send email to an entire class or group of classes. This page is intended to answer questions you may have about the service. If you have any problems or unresolved queries, please let us know at UserServices@uab.edu.

Who can use the service?

To send an email to a class, you (normally) must be listed as an instructor for it in the Banner database, and you must also have a BlazerID with a valid forwarding address registered in the UAB Electronic Phonebook. You can visit BlazerID Central if you have any questions about the latter.

If you need to post a message to a class you are not teaching, or if you have a need to send a broadcast announcement to all or several of the classes in a given department, this capability is now available. Please see the section below titled "Can I post to classes I am not teaching?" for more details.

What are the benefits of the service?

  • There is no need to predefine broadcast or discussion lists for classes. You can send to the class at any time prior to or during the semester without any special arrangement.
  • All of the class lists are maintained dynamically based on nightly rosters received from Banner. It is not necessary to manually create or maintain the lists through a separate server, in an addressbook, etc.
  • Students who enroll for a class (and who have or register a BlazerID) get access to the e-mail the following day.
  • Students who drop a class are automatically removed from the list the following day.

How do I use the service?

In its simplest form, e-mail is sent to pfxnum@class.uab.edu. For example, if you are teaching EE 123, then sending to EE123@class.uab.edu will distribute the message to all students in that class. Note that spaces should not be included, as they are often interpreted by e-mail clients to indicate separate addresses.

Will the message reach all of my students?

The message will be distributed to all students who have registered a BlazerID and forwarding e-mail address in the UAB Electronic Phonebook. The service will send back an e-mail to let you know who does not, so you can work with them individually to get set up. Remember that you can always refer them to BlazerID Central, http://www.uab.edu/blazerid for more information.

The ROSTER keyword can be used to request that the service attach a list of the students who were (or would be) sent the message. ROSTER is described more fully in the Processing Options section below.

Do I receive an acknowledgement that my message has been delivered?

The service always returns a courtesy notice to let you know the status of your message delivery. If, as noted above, some of your students do not have BlazerIDs, the message will list them. If there is any other problem related to the service, that will be indicated. Otherwise, it should simply let you know it was successfully processed.

The ECHO keyword can be used to request that the service send you a copy of your message through the same route as it is distributed to your students. ECHO is described more fully in the Processing Options section below.

Is there a way to get a list of my students who do not have BlazerIDs?

An easy way to do this is to use the TEST keyword. For example, if you are teaching EE 123 and want to see who all would not receive your e-mails, you can send a trial message to TEST-EE123@class.uab.edu. The message will not actually be distributed, but you will still receive the courtesy notification described above, including the list of students who are not fully registered in the Electronic Phonebook. We highly recommend you do this at the start of the term (or just before) so you can be sure everyone is up to speed.

TEST is described more fully in the Processing Options section below.

What if I am teaching different sections of the same class?

In order to avoid confusion, the service will not deliver to multiple sections of the same class, unless specifically directed to do so. If the service detects any confusion about this, it will not distribute the e-mail and will return a courtesy message outlining the problem. There are Criteria Options (described below) you can use in the @class.uab.edu address to clarify the exact intent.

What if I and others are teaching different sections of the same class?

When the service assembles its distribution list, it only considers which course sections you specifically are teaching. If you are only teaching one section of EH 101, then when you send to EH101@class.uab.edu, it will go only to that section and not any taught by other instructors.

How long are the class lists available?

A class list comes into being the night of the day that students are allowed to register for it. The list "disappears" about a month (35 days) after the official class end date as listed in Banner.

A student just registered for my class, how long until they can receive mail from the list?

Class rosters are updated in the Phonebook overnight from Banner. That means if the student registers today, they will be able to receive e-mail distributed to the class tomorrow. Remember, they must have a BlazerID and forwarding address on record in the Phonebook.

Will the service let me post from a non-UAB(.edu) address?

Your messages to the class list must come from either (a) your listed @uab.edu address or (b) from the mailbox listed as your forwarding address in the Electronic Phonebook. If your @uab.edu mail is being forwarded to an off-campus service such as Yahoo, AOL, MSN, etc., the service should accept posting from there.

What stops someone from forging a post from me?

In order to provide the most expedient and widely usable implementation of this service, it currently has only a minimum amount of security placed on it. One of the reasons for the courtesy notification is so that you will know if someone distributes a message to your class that you did not intend. Further security and verification measures will become available in the future.

Can students post to the class list?

If you do nothing at all, then no. By default, only the instructor(s) for a class is/are allowed to post through the service. However, there is a way to tailor your list so the students can send to the class as well. They will need to be listed in Banner as registered students for the class, and will be subject to the same requirements as for an instructor to post. To request this option for your class, send an e-mail to UserServices@uab.edu.

What if there are multiple instructors for a class?

Each instructor as listed in the Banner database has equal privileges to send to the class list.

What are the processing options?

As noted above, the simplest form of using the service is by sending e-mail to pfxnum@class.uab.edu. This by default causes the system to:

  • Distribute the e-mail to all students in the indicated class.
  • Send you a courtesy message informing you of the successful distribution, along with a list of the students (if any) who did not receive it because they do not have a BlazerID or forwarding address.

Processing Options are special keywords which can be added to the address in order to modify this behavior. These can be added either before or after pfxnum, with a hyphen separating them, and can be used together and in combination with the keywords described in other sections of this document. The order of the keywords is not important, so that ECHO-EE123@class.uab.edu is the same as EE123-ECHO@class.uab.edu. If you have any questions about the use of these optional keywords, please contact us at UserServices@uab.edu.

ECHO Requests that in addition to the courtesy message described above, the service should send you a copy of the message you posted. This will be routed through the same delivery mechanism which is used to distribute the message to your students. This can be useful if you suspect either that the service is not operating properly, or that your e-mail is somehow being damaged in transit (e.g., your students claim your attachment is unreadable.)
ROSTER Requests that in addition to listing the students who did not receive your message distribution, the courtesy message described above should also include a roster of the students who did. Note that this only means the service will send out the message to the students listed; if their mailbox is over quota or if they have an inactive address on file in the Phonebook, they may still not receive it.
TAG Requests that the courtesy message include the class identifier in its subject line. This can be useful if you send off several e-mails at one time, or if your request may possibly be distributed to multiple classes.
TEST Requests that the service perform all actions as it normally would for the message, but that it not actually be delivered to the students. If TEST and ECHO are both specified, you will receive a copy of the message but the students will not. It can be useful to combine TEST with other options prior to sending out a message for real, to ensure it will be distributed as you intended. As noted above, it is also a good way to get a list of your students without BlazerIDs so they can be individually encouraged to do so if desired.

What are the criteria options?

As noted above, the majority of your interaction with the service should be as simple as sending an e-mail to pfxnum@class.uab.edu. However, in cases where you are teaching multiple sections of the same course, or teaching the same course over multiple semesters, it will be necessary to clarify exactly which class(es) your e-mail is to address. You can accomplish this by adding one or more of the keywords in the following table.

The order of most keywords is not important; that is, SPR-EE123@class.uab.edu is the same as EE123-SPR@class.uab.edu. (Two exceptions are the ALL and MY keywords, which must be listed first.) Also, multiple keywords can be used to narrow down the class, as in 200330-EH101-2C@class.uab.edu. These can be used in conjunction with the keywords described under Processing Options.

Like all tools with lots of possible knobs and buttons and levers, we know this can be confusing to sort out just from what is written here, so please do not hesitate to contact us at UserServices@uab.edu for further assistance if you find yourself needing to use these options.

ALL As noted above, the service will normally reject a posting which matches multiple classes. Specifying ALL will override that and build its mailing list from all course sections matching the criteria. The ALL keyword is required in almost all circumstances where the service is expected to match multiple classes with a single address. If you use ALL, it must be the first keyword listed.
FALL
SPRING,SPR
SUMMER,SUM,SMR
Used to request that only class section(s) in the specified semester should be matched.
xx Used to request that only the specific class section should be matched. Ex: EH101-4C
yyyy Used to request that only class section(s) being taught in the specified 4-digit year should be matched. Ex: 2003-EE123
yyyytt Used to request that only class section(s) being taught in the specified year and semester should be matched. 4-digit year plus tt of 30 (Spring), 40 (Summer) or 50 (Fall). Ex: 200330-EE123
ALL-TERMS Used to request that all classes matching the other criteria should be selected, regardless of which semester they are being taught. Ex: ALL-TERMS-EE123 would send the message to all EE123 you are teaching, regardless of year and term. Note that the ALL keyword is required when TERMS is specified.
ALL-MY-CLASSES Used to request that the message be delivered to all of the classes you are teaching. This is useful when passing along announcements of general interest to all of your students. If you are teaching classes in multiple semesters, it will be necessary to use one of the other Criteria Options above so the service knows for sure which classes to select. Note that ALL, MY and CLASSES are all required keywords to select this option, and must be specified in that order.
ALL-pfx-CLASSES Used to request that the message be delivered to all of the classes with the course prefix pfx. Ex: ALL-EE-CLASSES would be posted to all students in all EE courses. Note you must have special approval to use this option; for more details, see the Can I post to all classes taught by my department? section below.
UNDERGRAD
GRAD
Used in conjunction with CLASSES to specify the message should only be delivered to courses at the specified level. UNDERGRAD applies to course numbers 0xx through 4xx; GRAD applies to 5xx through 9xx. If neither is included, the message is distributed without regard to the course number or level.
XLIST (Under development)
Used to request that in addition to the specified class, all classes cross-listed with it should also be included.
ONLY (Under development)
Used to specify that any cross-listed classes should not be considered for inclusion.

Can I post to classes I am not teaching? What if I am a staff member who is not teaching at all?

By default, only the instructor(s) for a particular class can post a message to it through this service. However, there are a couple of options available to those who are not the instructor(s) of record:

  • The department or any instructor of record can designate you as an assistant for a specific class, giving you access to post to that section.
  • An instructor can designate you as their surrogate, which will give you access to post to all of the same classes as they can.
  • The department can grant you access to send e-mail through CEDS to all classes with a given prefix. See below.

In all cases, the authorizing party should send an e-mail to UserServices@uab.edu, specifying your name, BlazerID, and the specific posting access you should have.

Can I post a message to all the classes being taught by my department?

With approval from the department Chair, you can be granted access to send to any and all classes with a given prefix. For example, the chair of Electrical Engineering could request that you be allowed to send to all EExxx classes. Once in place, you could then send to any of these whether or not you are the instructor of record (or even faculty at all). This is a useful option for program coordinators and department-level administrative staff who may need to post messages of general importance, or on behalf of faculty who may be unable to post their own e-mail for one reason or another.

The department Chair can initiate this access by sending an e-mail to UserServices@uab.edu. They will need to include your name and BlazerID, and the class prefix(es) to which you can post. Once in place, you will be able to send to any class in the same manner as described in the above sections, just as if you were an instructor for all of the classes with the given prefix(es).

To send a general broadcast to all students in all classes with the given prefix, you would use the special address ALL-pfx-CLASSES@class.uab.edu. Ex: ALL-EE-CLASSES@class.uab.edu. You will likely need to also include one of the Criteria Options to clarify which semester(s) of classes is/are to be addressed with the post.

Can I post a message to all the students in my program? department? school?

As its name implies, CEDS is oriented towards distributing messages based on students being enrolled in particular class(es). A companion service called PEBBLES allows for message distribution based on program, department and school affiliation, to both employees and students.

This service is intended for real-time distribution of e-mail and attachments to related dynamic populations of employees and students. Users must be specifically authorized to distribute to these populations.

In its most direct form, authorized persons can utilize PEBBLES by sending e-mail to specially formatted e-mail addresses, where the username of the address indicates a criteria for distribution. The criteria can include Oracle orgunits, school and academic department codes, class levels, and so on.

Because remembering all of the possible criteria can be confusing, the PEBBLES Wizard is available for determining and managing its distribution addresses.

A few examples of direct PEBBLES addresses include:

  • 19@pebbles.dpo.uab.edu - distribute to all employees under Oracle unit 19 (Vice President of Information Technology)
  • 19-status01@pebbles... - distribute to all full-time employees under VPIT
  • PA-STU@pebbles... - distribute to all students in the Public Administration program
  • EE-GRAD-STU@pebbles... - distribute to all graduate students in Electrical Engineering

Q: My department/school uses a specific software application for many users and I'm fairly sure several other departments/schools at UAB use it as well.  Is there a more economical way to purchase that software

A: Possibly, through either a volume discount arrangement or through a site license.  First, contact AskIT to see if any discounts are already in place. If not you can send an email to dyother@uab.edu  for review. Make sure and include all pertinent information about the product such as areas known to be using the software, number of licenses currently owned, manufacturer, product name/version, etc., and why you feel a site license may be applicable.

In the case of MS Office and a few other MS products under the UAB Campus Agreement, yes, but with some limitations and not using the same media/download as you used for your UAB owned system. See the related links below for more information.  Keep in mind not all software allows home use rights and each license should be verified before loading any software.

1. Overview

The IT Administrator's view of Secunia is via the "Secunia CSI" Console.   There are two subcomponents available.  

  • Deploying Secunia CSI Agents (Scan systems for software vulnerabilities)
  • Deploying Secunia PSI Agents (Scan systems for software vulnerabilities, provide some automatic patching and give reporting to end user).

1.1 Notes

  • UAB has a site license (currently through Fall 2013) for this software though there are license counts associated with the software and administrator accounts.
  • Secunia PSI can only have 1 linkID per reporting subaccount!
  • Secunia PSI can be configured to report to a CSI instance or be standalone. Personally owned devices should generally use the non-reporting PSI.
  • UAB IT's initial deployment does not include pushing patches via WSUS. How to accomplish this on top of our existing WSUS processes and coming Forefront-based processes is being examined.

2. PSI Usage

If you are only worried about one or two systems (like a workstation), use the end user install of secunia PSI.

3. CSI Usage

Full documentation is available at http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate

  • Establishing Subaccounts. Each subaccount is a unique set of reporting views and licensing counts. Accounts can either be subordinate or they can be a "shadow" of an existing account.
  • Reporting (AdHOc or Scheduled Email); Several are available including static URLs that you can include in existing webpages as a dashboard for system status.
  • Integration with Secunia PSI;
  • Patch deployment Integration with WSUS or SCCM; This requires your own WSUS infrastructure. UAB IT is currently examining how to offer third party patches beyond Microsoft.

3.1 Getting Started with CSI

  1. Contact AskIT@uab.edu and request an account. Please indicate an approximate number of systems and other administrators you will need.
  2. You will receive an email with your account username and password from Secunia int_esm@secunia.com.
  3. Download and install the CSI Management console from http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate
  4. Login to the CSI Console with your assigned username and password. You can change your password at anytime.

3.2 Downloading CSI Agent

Please note that a csia.exe download is bound to an account.  If you end up with multiple accounts, please make sure to keep your csia.exe unique.

  1. Go to Scan > Scheduled Scanning > Download Agent; There is also a manual available on this screen.
  2. Choose an installation methodology. At the end of this document is an example script that will run csia.exe using the -NAME of the hostname as the "group" .

3.3 Downloading a Linked PSI Agent

PSI agents are nice for situations where end users take some responsibility for the software they install and keep up to date.   Please refer to end-user documentation for dealing with some of the caveats associated with PSI, especially with Java.

  1. Go to Scan > PSI Integration > Download Custom PSI
  2. Create a unique LinkID for your area. This cannot be changed.
  3. Save the custom installer as PSISetup!.exe; The name of the installer should not be changed.

3.4 Creating a shadow account

This is an account with the same reporting scope as an existing account.

  1. Navigate to User Management > Shadow Accounts
  2. Click New Shadow Account
    • Name: Real Name
    • UserName: blazerid@Uab.edu
    • Email: blazerid@uab.edu
    • Click "Generate Password"
    • Select the level of access they need to have to your main account
      • Read/Write (Can make changes/delete hosts/regroup systems)
      • Read (Can view reports/system status)

3.5 Creating a subaccount

This is an account with a new reporting scope.  This will not roll up into your main set of reports.  This is useful for delegated responsibility situations such as labs.  If you want someone else to have the same rights as you, create a shadow account!

  1. Navigate to User Management > Accounts
  2. Click New Account

4. Secunia CSI Login Scripts

This script is suitable for being used as a login script or as a scheduled task.   Please share any suggested changes to this script.

'==========================================================================
'
' NAME: runsecunia.vbs
'
' AUTHOR: Chris Green cmgreen@uab.edu
' AUTHOR: Aaron Blum    ablum@uab.edu
' DATE  : 2/2/2011
' DATE  : 5/1/2012 (updated)
'
' COMMENT:
'
'  Runs the Secunia csia agent (different visibility scopes per user) and
'    sets the site to the active OU|
'  
' CHANGES:
'     5/1/2012 - Updated Script to work with Secunia 5.0 Agent
'     2/2/2011 - Made csia execute in background.
'
' This default configuration assumes that the csia.exe file is
'   in the "C:\Secunia\" folder and that logs are to be placed
'   in the "C:\Secunia\logs" folder.
'
' It also configures the agent to check-in every two days
'  This can be modify by adjusting the flag after the -i in SecuniaCmd
'
' Change these values where needed.
'
'==========================================================================
' SEC (AKA Chris Green) Login Script

 'On Error Resume Next

'' full path to CSI Program
''const CsiaPath = "%ProgramFiles%\Secunia\csia.exe"
const CsiaPath = "C:\Secunia\csia.exe"
'' Output log directory, Log will be username.sec
''const LogPath = "%ProgramFiles%\Secunia\logs\"
const LogPath = "C:\Secunia\logs\"
'' Run in foreground?
const bInteractive = False

Set objNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
Set objShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
' Overwrite the last instance of the logs
Dim objLogPath, ouGuess, idxDash, secuniaCmd
objLogPath = LogPath & objNetwork.UserName & ".sec"
Set objLog = objFSO.OpenTextFile(objLogPath,2,true)

TimeStamp = Year(now) & "-" & Month(now) & "-" & Day(now) & "-" & Hour(now) & Minute(now)
ouGuess = "ADLogonScript"
idxDash = InStr(1,objNetwork.computername, "-", 1) - 1

If idxDash > 0 Then
   ouGuess =  Mid(objNetwork.computername, 1, idxDash)
End If  

objLog.WriteLine("[*] Secunia " & objNetwork.UserName & "@" & objNetwork.computername & " on " & Now)

secuniaCmd = CsiaPath & " -i 2D -L -g " & ouGuess & " -v --skipwait -d " & LogPath & TimeStamp & "_csia.log"
objLog.WriteLine("[*] Secunia Executing with " & secuniaCmd)

If bInteractive Then
                set oExec = objShell.Exec(secuniaCmd)

                ' Wait for the scan to complete
                Do While Not oExec.StdOut.AtEndofStream
                                strText = oExec.StdOut.ReadLine()
                                objLog.WriteLine(strText)
                Loop

                objLog.WriteLine("[*] Secunia Exited with " & oExec.Status & " on " & objNetwork.UserName & "@" & objNetwork.computername & " on " & Now)

Else
    '' Close the output file, hide csia in the background
                objLog.Close
                objShell.Run "cmd /c " & secuniaCmd & ">>" & objLogPath, vbHide
End If

January 01, 2012

Oracle - Getting Help

For Assistance Using the System:

The Oracle Documentation website was created to provide users of the Oracle Administrative Systems with the information and instruction needed to utilize the system effectively.

Instructor-Led Clinics are held each Thursday in AB B60 from 2:00 to 3:30 to assist users with specific problems or provide individualized training.

For time sensitive questions that cannot wait until the above stated times, email instructeam@uab.edu.

To Get a Blazer ID or Reset Your Password

Go to http://www.uab.edu/blazerid or call AskIT at 205-996-5555 or email AskIT at askit@uab.edu.

For Access to a Computer

For employees that do not have access to a computer on the job site, the Payroll Services Office in the Administration Building has three computers available for employees to use. Also, the Payroll staff is available to provide assistance with Self Service responsibilities each weekday from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in Room 280 of the Administration Building.

Campus libraries also have computers available for employees to access their Self Service information in the Administrative Systems. However, no one is available at these locations to assist with using the Administrative Systems.

Mervyn H. Sterne Library Lister Hill Library

917 13th Street South 1700 University Boulevard

Hours: http://www.uab.edu/lister/hours.htm#HOURS

For Technical Assistance  

Contact AskIT at 205-996-5555 or email askit@uab.edu.