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How to renew your RecCentre membership for 2020

We’ve got great news for returning UC students!   We’ve got some bots working overtime to process your 2020 membership, so you can just keep on keeping on!

Phew!  We’ve managed to get rid of two pesky lines for returning students.  As long as you pay your student levy before Feb 28, 2020, your membership will just roll over and your card will keep on working.  Your terms and conditions of use will not change from the original ones you signed.  That’s right, just pay your fees and do nothing else. Easy.

If you haven’t already, download our Rec&Sport app for up-to-date schedules, fitness programmes and more.

No longer a student? 
No problem! Your membership expires on 1 March, 2020. This means you can keep using it up to and including the 1 March.  After that, you can opt to join the RecCentre as an alumni (if you graduated), or as a community member (if you didn’t graduate).   We’ve got you covered, keep an eye on our Facebook page and your inbox for our alumni special in late Feb/early March.

If you don’t wish to renew your membership, please email us on reccentre@canterbury.ac.nz.  Please note that you are not entitled to a refund on your student levy, we will just remove you from our database.    We recommend remaining enrolled, because well, it’s already paid for, and FOMO.

 

Bicycle thefts on campus

The UC community is currently experiencing a large number of bicycle thefts. The Security team are working with Police to identify and apprehend the offenders.

If you see any suspicious activity around any of the bicycle stands on campus please contact UC Security on 6111 or 0800 823 637 immediately.

If you are parking your bicycle on campus, we suggest that you use the secure bicycle sheds. These are located at Creyke Road, behind C-Block lecture theatre and next to the Meremere (law) building.

Most importantly UC Security suggest that you use a good quality D-Lock to secure your bicycle. These have proven to be a great deterrent to thieves as all the reported thefts to date have been of bicycles secured using wire rope or chain locks.

New general password tool is now live

IAM logoThe Identity & Access Management Programme (IAM Programme) has replaced the aging and unsupported back end solution of the current IDMS (Identity Management) system.

UC’s new Identity & Access Management (IAM) solution is now live.

What does that mean for you?

The upgrade allows UC to provision IT accounts and accesses much faster and more accurately than in the past. It also allows UC to integrate with cloud-based solutions in future.

UC students will now use the new general password tool to change their password as required.

The new general password tool is be accessible via the ITS Website and users will be re-directed to an external site with a url name of uc.okta.com.

Okta Login

 

Existing Students

Existing students can login with their current user code and password and need to enter the following:

  • a personal email address – mandatory (not shared with other systems) – when added you will receive a confirmation email to this address
  • a mobile phone number – not mandatory (not shared with other systems),
  • and choose a security image (see selection image for an example. Once set the image will be displayed each time you login)

IAM

Note: Personal email addresses and mobile phone numbers in the new password tool are not shared further and are only held in the password tool for the purpose of an additional source of authentication (i.e. verification email or text message code). The additional source of authentication is used to send either an email or a text message to verify the change/set of the password. The additional verification will be enabled in 2020.

If you forget your password, you can re-set it yourself via the new password tool. And there is no need for you to contact the IT Service Desk during UC’s working hours anymore. The new tool is available 24/7.

Automated email from Okta (new password tool)

As part of the migration work you will have received a few weeks ago a system generated email from Okta (which is part of the new IAM solution).

There are no actions required from your side.

The system generated email looked similar to this one:Okta_automated_mesage

 

Where can I get help?

Please contact the IT Service Desk for assistance.

Ngā mihi o te Kirihimete me te Tau Hou | Seasons greetings for Christmas and the New Year

The IAM Project Team


See previous IAM related communication: