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Banner Administration pages upgrade coming this January 2024

Aurora and Banner upgrade brings important security enhancements and improves quality for users

December 8, 2023 — 

Banner Administration Pages & Aurora Self Service will be upgraded to the latest version from January 5, 2024, at 4:00 p.m. to January 8, 2024, at 8:00 a.m. This upgrade will bring important security enhancements and focus on improving the quality of the Administration Pages & Aurora Self Service. It also includes changes to support the tax year 2022.

This upgrade will include several enhancements:

  • General system patches to address known issues with Administration Pages, Aurora Self Service 8 and 9.
  • The latest security patches to ensure Banner remains secure.
  • Many enhancements and fixes to the accessibility features for Banner Administration Pages.
  • Annual tax compliance updates.
  • Enabling new features to support the new Aurora.

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 align 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 January 5, 2024, at 4:00 p.m. to January 8, 2024, at 8:00 a.m. as the systems upgrade. In addition, other processes and systems that connect to Banner Administration Pages and 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.

Once the upgrade is completed, you will have to use your University of Manitoba email address ( to log in to Banner Administration Pages.

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