Blog from September, 2011

We are pleased to announce that the issues with editing Microsoft Office Documents after the SSO upgrade have been completely resolved.

 Please expand to review the resolution information

Feature Explanation

The Office Connector is bundled with Confluence 2.10 and later. It allows you to:

  • Use Microsoft Office or OpenOffice to edit a Confluence page.
  • Import an Office document into Confluence, converting its content to wiki format.
  • Attach an Office document to a Confluence page and display its content in Confluence, without converting the content.
  • Edit the attached document in the Office application, directly from the Confluence page.

For more information about this feature click the following: ¿¿¿Working with the Office Connector

Issue

When a client clicks the "edit document" button after embedding a document into a page or by clicking "edit document" in the attachments section of a space, the appropriate office application launches and a permissions prompt asks the user for their netid and password. Upon entering their credentials, the user is allowed to make changes to the office file within the office application and save the changes back to their wiki page. After the SSO upgrade, when entering the credentials, the user is presented with a login loop that is cancelled out after four attempts.

This incident has been tested on Windows 7/XP with Firefox, IE and Chrome.

Resolution

This issue has been resolved as of September 20, 2011

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¿¿¿Working with the Office Connector

Dear NYU & ITS Wikis users,

We are going to take NYU & ITS Wikis offline on Friday, September 9 from 10¿ p.m. - Midnight for scheduled maintenance. This work will include ¿the inclusion of NYU & ITS Wikis in NYU's "single sign-on" system, by which¿ users can be signed on to many different NYU-supported services at¿ once.

After NYU & ITS Wikis comes back online, you may notice that the login ¿process has changed slightly. Here's what you'll see:

NYU Wikis

You will still access NYU Wikis by typing https://wikis.nyu.edu into the address bar in your browser.  The login page will be the same as the NYUHome login page.  Enter your NYU Netid and Password, click GO and you will be directed to the normal NYU Wikis Dashboard.

ITS Wikis

You will still access ITS Wikis by typing https://jira.nyu.edu into the address bar in your browser.  The login page will be the same as the NYUHome login page.  Enter your NYU Netid and Password, click GO and you will be directed to the normal ITS Wikis Dashboard.

Questions?

If you have any questions about this, please write to askits@nyu.edu.

Thank you,

NYU Wikis Service Team