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June 27, 2012

Virtual CORE stand alone image

I've created a stand alone virtual CORE image that can be used in VM Fusion. All the details can be found here on this confluence page, https://wiki.umms.med.umich.edu/x/8wuTBw

Posted by jlwalsh at 09:05 AM | Comments (0)

June 25, 2012

Apache - disabling HTTP TRACE / TRACK

In order to resolve trace / track security issued related to Apache, simply append the following Rewrite rule to the Apache configuration file:
RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule .* - [F]

and restart the server. Done.

Posted by cdgrieb at 11:52 AM | Comments (0)

June 22, 2012

Managing WordPress blogs

Currently, ISSC hosts a number of WordPress-based blogs for various organizations, including EVPMA, MICHR, etc. One of the numerous issues we've encountered with hosting these blogs including managing plugins, themes, access, and blog migrations. In order to resolve this issue, we've started looking into various blog management tools, including RHN, in-house development tools (scripts, etc), and cloud-based utilities. One example of a WordPress tool we've looked into is https://managewp.com - currently, we have a dedicated system administrator researching functionality, etc. More information soon!

Posted by cdgrieb at 03:46 PM | Comments (0)

SA Lisa Team Goals interation 2

We've started the second phase of the Lisa team goals, which include the following ideas/concepts:
- Internal presentations
- Assistance with other ISSC groups
- Continued training
We'll have updates when other Lisa members have contributed to the effort. In the meantime, feel free to have a look at our existing page that lists our goals: https://wiki.umms.med.umich.edu/x/sJCABw

Posted by cdgrieb at 03:13 PM | Comments (0)

June 19, 2012

Migrating Appmanager to the 192.168.123 network

Apparently, Appmanager needs to be migrated to the *.123 network as we are retiring the *.122 subnet - should be a simple process, but I'd like to document as much of this information as possible, in case we need to perform this operation again.

Posted by cdgrieb at 05:38 PM | Comments (0)

June 18, 2012

Windows ACLs

The below listed article contains the best entry-level explanation of how Windows ACLs work - I personally read over the page on a regular basis in order to keep this information fresh in my head:


Posted by cdgrieb at 09:43 AM | Comments (0)

June 13, 2012

SA Lisa Team communications standards, complete...

We've completed the creation of our initial communication tempaltes, which can be found here: https://wiki.umms.med.umich.edu/x/xJiABw - essentially, these are suggestions for updating and closing service requests.

Posted by cdgrieb at 10:54 AM | Comments (0)

June 12, 2012

DNS / IP Address Script for WordPress Blogs

(Note: this allows us to pull IP addresses from DNS names...)

#! /bin/bash
for line in `cat ./IP_List1.txt`
echo "Looking up server IP of $line"
host "$line"|grep 'address'|cut -d ' ' -f4 >> ServerIP.txt
echo "$line `host $line|grep 'address'|cut -d ' ' -f4`" >> DNSIP.txt

Posted by jlwalsh at 03:09 PM | Comments (0)

SA Lisa On-boarding process - completed!

We've completed the initial onboarding process for Team Lisa, which can be found here: https://wiki.umms.med.umich.edu/x/ZJiABw - and all rejoyced...

Posted by cdgrieb at 11:57 AM | Comments (0)

June 11, 2012

Password file templates

Possible format for storing information regarding passes:
Server name:
Server IP address:
root password:
msis password:
root sql password:


Posted by cdgrieb at 04:49 PM | Comments (0)

Device Pages

Contacted Eric and have arranged acces for jay to the https://wiki.umms.med.umich.edu/display/MSISTECH/Devices so that we can finish the wordpress blog device page.

Posted by btayl at 04:38 PM | Comments (0)

Nested LDAP groups and coSign, continued...

So, upon further inspection, we've concluded that re-creating UMOD legacy groups in MCommunity has solved the initial nesting problems we've been experiencing with LDAP-based coSign authentications, for example: the 'umms-anatomy-secured-student' group existed as a UMOD group, but failed to authenticate against coSign. We recreated the group, and migrated individual users into MCommunity, resulting in properly functioning coSign logins. Woot!

Posted by cdgrieb at 01:47 PM | Comments (0)

June 07, 2012

WordPress blogs...

This is the current, unverified list of WordPress blogs:

- michart.org
- mottblog.org
- mottmdrounds.org
- msatmichigan.org
- umchop.org
- umevpma.org
- umfertilityjourney.org
- umhsheadlines.org
- umhsicd10.org
- umhsnursenegotiations.org
- umhsnursing.org
- umhsupdate.org
- uminsideview.org
- umwomenshospitalblog.org

Posted by cdgrieb at 03:07 PM | Comments (0)

June 05, 2012

Standardizing MySQL credentials

Currently, MSIS hosts a number of WordPress blogs operating under external, non-univeristy DNS entries, for example umhsheadlines.org. Due to multiple SA's configuring and managing these blogs, we've encountered a situation in which root-level SQL passwords are variable, often significantly, from server to server. Additionally, only a few of these passwords have actually been documented. As a result, team Lisa has started the process of resetting and tracking passwords associated with MySQL credentials. Hopefully, we'll have this finished in a few weeks.

Posted by cdgrieb at 04:02 PM | Comments (0)

June 04, 2012

Welcome Jason Walsh to the SA Lisa Team

This past Friday, Jason Walsh officially started as a SA in the SA Lisa team - welcome aboard Jason, and good luck!

Posted by cdgrieb at 12:21 PM | Comments (0)

June 01, 2012

SA Lisa On-boarding process

We've started the initial listing of SA Lisa on-boarding tasks for new members - this kind of resulted from the recent addition of Jay as a system admin, and me thinking about what access I needed to provide for him. Anyhoo, the initial document can be found here:


We'll add improvements and adjustments to the list as needed. Also, we hope to have this completed by Monday.

Posted by cdgrieb at 03:58 PM | Comments (0)

DIG - Demonistration SM

This mornings DIG meeting should be quite excellent, as we continue to explore the possibility of expanding service management. Additionally information to come soon!

Posted by cdgrieb at 09:51 AM | Comments (0)