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Banner Administration pages upgrade coming this August 2024, time to prepare!

Upgrade brings important security enhancements and focuses on improving quality

June 20, 2024 — 

Banner Administration Pages & Aurora Self Service will be upgraded to the latest version starting August 23, 2024, at 4:00 p.m. to August 25, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. This upgrade will bring important security enhancements and focus on improving the quality of the Administration Pages & new Aurora Self Service so we can continue to ensure our environment remains up to date and protected against cybersecurity threats.

This upgrade will include improvements to a few areas:

  • Several high priority cyber security patches to ensure Banner remains secure and up to date.
  • General system patches to address known issues with Administration Pages
  • Many enhancements and fixes to the accessibility features for Banner Administration Pages.
  • Continue to enhance the platform to support future features.

What does this mean to you?

Do you use Banner Administration Pages to view, create, or update records and transactions, such as students’ records or journal entries?

This update will provide you with improvements to the overall system and ensure the latest cyber security patches are applied, aligning the university with regulatory requirements. However, your key data, general functions, and the business rules you follow to perform these functions in Banner Administration Pages will remain unchanged.

How does this impact you?

Banner Administration Pages and Aurora Self Service will be temporarily unavailable from August 23, 2024, at 4:00 p.m. to August 25, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. as the systems upgrade. In addition, other processes and systems that connect to Banner Administration Pages and new Aurora Self Service (e.g. Argos, BDM, FAST, UM Achieve, EPIC, ODS, IDM Warehouse) could be inaccessible or have limited functionality during this time. More information will be provided to users of these systems.

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