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Hold for Authentication Error

Hold for Authentication Error – Why this Happens

The “Hold for Authentication” error, as shown below is common on Apple devices. This error is caused when incorrect credentials are entered when going to print. Your Mac by default, will attempt to use the local account name on your computer to login to the printer and save it to the keychain.  If you do not change the name from the Mac login to your Goucher username (ex. in the format of either josmi001 or jsmith) this error will occur. If those credentials are saved to to the keychain, this error will continue to occur on any future print jobs. This error also occurs if your password changes or expires without updating the keychain

Please note, you should always be on GoucherWiFi, not GoucherGuest when printing.

There are two solutions to this issue.

How to Resolve it

1. Refresh the Print Job

This is the easiest and quickest solution, although it may not work on some older Macs. On your dock, there is a printer icon with an exclamation mark as shown.

Click on the printer icon to open up your print queue. From there, you’ll see a list of your current print jobs.

Click the refresh icon,   you should now see a window to enter in a new username and password for the printer.

Remove the default username from the name field, if it’s not your Goucher username. Then enter in your Goucher credentials in the format of ‘josmi001’ (or jsmith for older accounts) as shown below.

Click “Ok” and your print job should begin processing. If the credentials were correct, the print job should disappear from the print queue as shown below. Otherwise if incorrect credentials were entered, the printer will once again show a “Hold for Authentication” error.

1. Delete the saved credentials from your keychain

Note, this is an advanced troubleshooting step. Please contact the Helpdesk if you need assistance with this.

If the above steps do not work for you, it is likely caused by incorrect credentials that have been saved to the keychain. To resolve this, open up Spotlight Search in the top right, type in “Keychain Access.app” then press enter.

In the Keychain Access application that opens, select ‘login’ under ‘Default Keychains’ and then select the ‘Passwords’ tab as shown.

Scroll down until you find the keychain password for the printer, (faculty_print_bw, secure_print_color, etc) The printer password will have an @ symbol next to the name, and will be marked as a “network password.”

Press and hold the Control key while you click on the printer keychain, then select ‘Delete’

Confirm that you want to delete the keychain password. Then, attempt to print again. You should be prompted to enter in new credentials for the printer. Enter in your username in the format of “josmi001” (or jsmith for some staff/faculty) and your Goucher password, as shown.

If you find that you are not prompted for new credentials when going to print, restart your computer and try again.

 

If you have any further questions, please contact the Helpdesk at Helpdesk@goucher.edu

Update Windows Credentials

Windows Credentials Errors – Why this Happens

For Goucher staff and faculty, your account password will expire every six months. If you are connected to GoucherWiFi or ethernet at the time it is changed, this password will update automatically on your Dell or Lenovo computer.

However, if you are not connected to either GoucherWiFi or ethernet,  the Windows credentials locally saved to your PC may not match your new password. This can also happen if the laptop experiences any connectivity issues. If you are logging into your laptop using your old password, but logging into Goucher systems and web pages using your new password, you are likely experiencing this issue.

This error can cause connection issues to systems which uses your Windows credentials to sign-in, which includes Microsoft applications such as Outlook or Dynamics. It can also cause errors connecting to GoucherWiFi, preventing users from accessing printers, or on-premise services like Magellan or InsideGoucher. As the computer is attempting to sign in with outdated credentials, you will be unable to connect to GoucherWiFi in order to connect and update them. There are currently two solutions to this error, depending if you are onsite or remote.

How to Resolve it

1. On Campus

The first solution is to plug your computer into ethernet. If you have an office phone, you will likely have an ethernet cable coming out of this device from the “PC” port. Plug the ethernet cable from the phone into your PC. Do not unplug the phone from the wall. If you find that you need an extra ethernet cable, or you do not have an ethernet adapter to properly connect your device, please contact the Helpdesk at helpdesk@goucher.edu.

Once it is connected the WiFi symbol in the bottom right of your PC should change to to showing you are connected to the Goucher network. Once connected, restart your PC, and log back into your account with your updated password. At this point you can disconnect from the ethernet and connect back to GoucherWiFi.

2. Remote

To update your laptop’s credentials remotely, you will first need to sign into VPN. The VPN client is the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client. If you do not have the VPN client already installed on your device, please follow the steps for installing and signing into the VPN here.

Once you are signed into VPN, and are on the Goucher network, you will need to lock the laptop, and then sign back in. To do so, you may either press Windows Key and ‘L’ at the same time, or press CTRL, ALT, DELETE at the same time, and choose “Lock” from the list of options.

Once the laptop is locked, you should be brought back to a login screen. From here, enter in your updated password. This will update your Windows credentials and allow you to sign into all systems. If you experience any further errors, restart your device and then log back in.

 

If you find that these steps do not work for you and you need additional assistance, please contact the Helpdesk at helpdesk@goucher.edu

 

 

 

 

Using OneDrive

Included with your Office 365 account, OneDrive is an unlimited cloud drive similar to Box, Drop Box, and Google Drive. Using OneDrive to store computer files saves hard drive space, and makes sharing files and folders with other Goucher faculty, staff, and students easy. When you create or edit a document saved to OneDrive, from any location or any device, changes will automatically save back to your OneDrive account. 

Below are links to articles written by Microsoft support to help you get started using OneDrive. Please contact the IT Help Desk if you have any questions or need assistance with the install or an update.

 

resource description
OneDrive Quick Start Guide A visual map of the OneDrive screen on browsers and the mobile app.
OneDrive Video Training Series Short video tutorials on OneDrive features. Note – Goucher accounts are OneDrive for Business Accounts.
OneDrive Help and Learning Dashboard Includes the links below and many more.
Installing OneDrive for Windows/Mac/Mobile If you have Windows 10 or above, OneDrive is already installed on your PC. Use this link if you’re using a Mac, another version of Windows, or want to use the OneDrive mobile app,
Uploading and saving files and folders to OneDrive Step-by-step guide on saving files/folders to OneDrive
Syncing files and folders between the web (cloud) version and your computer Step-by-step guide on syncing files between OneDrive and your computer
Sharing OneDrive files and folders Step-by-step guide on sharing OneDrive files/folders
Viewing Shared Folders (and Adding to My Files for quicker access) When someone shares a folder with you, it appears in the Shared section of your OneDrive account on the web. If you have Edit permissions to those shared folders, you can add them to the My files section of your OneDrive to make them easier to access and work with.
Creating a File Request This is a useful feature! With the file request feature in OneDrive, you can choose a folder where others can upload files using a link that you send them. People you request files from can only upload files; they can’t see the content of the folder, edit, delete, or download files, or even see who else has uploaded files.

More About Finding Files Shared With You

Note that files/folders shared with you will not automatically appear in File Explorer or Finder on your computer. To add shared items to these areas, follow these steps:

  1. Open your OneDrive account online.
  2. Navigate to Shared.
    OneDrive Shared Files
  3. Select one or more items and click “Add shortcut to My files” button on the toolbar.
    Add shared file to My Files
    In some cases the item(s) will now appear with other OneDrive files on your computer. If not, proceed to Step 4. 
  4. Find and select  the same items in My Files and click the “Sync” button on the toolbar.
    Sync icon in My Files

Workday

Workday is an enterprise software solution that will replace a number of Goucher’s administrative applications, including finance, human resources, payroll, and budget planning and reporting.

View details about the Workday project at:

Workday@Goucher

What is Multi-Factor Authentication and Why Do We Need It?

Recently, cybersecurity has become a priority for businesses, government, and schools which is why Goucher has included this as part of the new strategic plan. One of the first cybersecurity projects Information technology (IT) is implementing is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).

MFA is a two-step process of providing access to a website or application for an added layer of security. Banks, colleges, and more now require MFA and most likely you’ve already gone through this process for at least one site outside Goucher.

To help ensure the security of email and data, IT began implementing MFA via a phone app called Microsoft Authenticator. Other than the added security that comes from adding MFA to your account, there will eventually be other advantages:

  • Requests to change your password will be moved from 90 days to 180 days
  • You will no longer need to call the Help Desk to reset any passwords

Before you Begin:

Please review the following information prior to setting up MFA:

You will only be prompted every 90 days to verify your identity. This will occur for each device. For instance, if you use the Outlook app on your phone, you will need to approve access. If you then access your email through a browser, you will again be prompted to approve access. There may be certain situations where you might be prompted sooner than 90 days. Please review the FAQs for more information.

Verification will only occur while you are off-campus. When you use your laptop while connected to the Goucher network, you will not be prompted to verify your identity. However, once your device connects to a network outside of Goucher, you will be prompted as soon as you try to access Outlook (if you have not already been prompted within 90 days). Again, there are exceptions to this rule. Please review the FAQs for more information.

MFA will only work with certain email apps on mobile devices. The following apps support modern authentication:

  • Outlook on iOS version 10.x and greater
  • Outlook on Android

Make sure you have the latest OS or application version installed on your device prior to setting up MFA.

MFA will only work with Office 2016 or higher or Office 365. If you are running Office 2013 for Windows or Office 2011 or lower for Macs, on your Goucher-managed laptop, contact the Help Desk to upgrade your system. If you are using Office on a personal computer to check your Goucher emails, please make sure that you are running at least Office 2016 (for Windows users) or Office 365 (for Windows and Mac users). Office 365 can be installed on personal computers for work at home use. For those who cannot upgrade or install Office 365 on your personal computer, you will need to use the web-based version of Outlook to check messages.

Instructions on how to take advantage of Microsoft’s Office 365 home use option

Two authentication methods are needed to be set up to fulfill MFA requirements. Entering your password and setting up one of the methods below is not enough to fulfill MFA requirements. You will need to set up both the authenticator app and the phone methods. The only exception is if you have a non-smartphone device. In that case, only set up the phone method.

Get Started

Once you have reviewed this information, go to Setting Up Multi-Factor Authentication for instructions.

Have more questions? Review the Multi-Factor Authentication FAQs page.

Multi-Factor Authentication FAQs

What is Microsoft Authenticator?

Microsoft Authenticator is a free mobile device application that can be downloaded from Google Play or Apple store. The app notifies you if access to an Office 365 application is being attempted. If you did not initiate the access, you then select the option to not approve it. If you did, then you select “Yes” and you will be given immediate access.

The app also provides a one-time password code in case you need another way to verify your identity. The code changes every 30 seconds for added security.

Why do I keep getting “Activation failed” when setting up the authenticator app?

In order for the authenticator app to work properly, it needs to be able to send you notifications when it needs you to approve access to an Office 365 application. If you see the message below, go to your phone settings and make sure that push notifications are enabled for the authenticator app.

You may also need to make sure that the app has access to your camera if you need to scan a barcode to complete the setup.

Why do we have to use Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)?

Cyber attacks are more prevalent than before. Goucher needs to take steps in order to prevent any major threats. Setting up MFA is one of many IT projects that will be implemented to address cyber security as part of the strategic plan.

What do I do if I’m not able to download the Authenticator app on my phone?

If you get an invalid link when you scan the barcode or are not able to find “Microsoft Authenticator” app in the Google Play or Apple store, you can use the following links:

Apple Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-authenticator/id983156458

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.azure.authenticator&hl=en_US&gl=US

Access this link from a browser on your phone and it should bring you to the correct app. If you continue to experience a problem, please contact the Help Desk.

I already have Goucher email setup on my phone. Will that cause a problem?

This may cause a problem. We recommend you remove the Goucher email account and make sure your phone is running the latest operating system before going through the instructions.

For instructions on how to remove and add your Goucher account back to your phone please check the following link https://blogs.goucher.edu/knowledgebase/2018/07/05/adding-your-office-365-email-account-to-your-mobile-device/

Why do we have to select two methods? Isn’t one method and entering my password enough?

As you know, a password is one of the easiest things that can get hacked. Therefore, we cannot rely on passwords alone. Providing two additional methods provides a backup method just in case you experience a problem with the other.

For instance, You set up the authenticator and phone as your MFA methods. If for some reason the authenticator app doesn’t work, you can then select to use the phone method to receive your verification code.

I don’t have a smartphone. Is there another option to set this up?

Although the authenticator app is one of the preferred methods, we understand that not everyone has a capable phone. If that’s the case, you should only set up the phone method to receive your verification code via phone or text.

I use Mail for my Goucher email already. Can I still use that instead of the Outlook app?

The Mail client is not as reliable as the Outlook app. It is highly recommended you use the Outlook app to avoid any problems.

I went through all the steps, but I’m getting a message that I’ve been blocked. What do I do now?

Make sure you’re using the Outlook app instead of the Mail app if you’re an iPhone user.

If you are using the Outlook app, remove the Goucher email account and add it back in. If you continue to experience a problem, contact the Help Desk.

Why am I being prompted to enter my credentials when it hasn’t been 90 days yet?

There could be two reasons for this:

Changing IP address. If you take your device on campus and then bring it back home, there is a possibility that the IP address change from one location to another triggers the authentication. The same applies if you travel from one location to another even off-campus.

A general use account setup in Outlook. If you have a department or shared account setup in Outlook, you may continue to get prompted to enter credentials because the account hasn’t been setup in MFA yet. If you go through the steps for that account, please make sure to only select E-mail and Phone for the authentication methods. Contact the Help Desk if further assistance is needed.

I tried to set up phone sign-in via the app and it says that it’s not enabled. How do I set up the phone method?

The phone method can only be set up through the MFA Setup website. The phone sign-in is another option that the authenticator app provides that we are not implementing at this time.

Important Related Links: What is Multi-Factor Authentication and Why Do We Need It? and Setting Up Multi-Factor Authentication

How to Use Webcam in Classroom

Connect Webcam to Laptop

Locate the USB cable connected to the webcam

Connect the cable to your laptop’s USB port. If using a laptop equipped with a USB-C port, then use the USB hub that was provided with your laptop.

Zoom Settings

If the connected webcam is not detected by default, navigate to the bottom of the screen.

Click the arrow next to the “Stop Video” icon.

Select the USB webcam in use. For example,  “AUKEY PC- LM1E Camera,” or “Logitech C920.”

To use the connected webcam’s microphone, navigate to the bottom of the screen.

Click the arrow next to the “Mute” icon.

Under “Select a Microphone” click the microphone corresponding to the make and model of the webcam. For example, “AUKEY PC-LM1E.”

Under “Select a Speaker” click on the appropriate speaker output. For example, “HDMI” if using the AV system.

Instructional Videos

How to Connect Your Windows Laptop

How to Connect Your MacBook (Coming Soon)

Setting Up Multi-Factor Authentication

Before you Begin:

Review the information provided in the What is Multi-Factor Authentication and Why Do We Need IT? article prior to going through these instructions. Also, take the time to review the instructions before going through the steps.

Instructions:

Everyone must follow the instructions in Step 1 to set up the Microsoft Authenticator App on their phone. Once Step 1 is complete, you can then follow the instructions in Step 2 for Phone verification. For those without a smartphone, you can skip to Step 2.

Please read the instructions below carefully prior to following the steps.

Step 1: Microsoft Authenticator App

Once installed, this will be set as your default sign-in method. You can change this if you prefer to use a different method as your default.

  1. Visit the MFA Setup link and sign in with your Office 365 username ([username]@goucher.edu) and password.
  2. From the Security info page, click Add Method then select Authenticator App.
  3. Then click the Add button.
  4. You will then be prompted to download the app to your phone. From your phone, launch the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
  5. Search for and download the Microsoft Authenticator app. Once downloaded, click Next on the Microsoft Authenticator window on your computer. Then click Next again.
  6. Open the Microsoft Authenticator app and select to allow notifications (if prompted).
  7. Select Add Account from the Customize and control icon (3 vertical dots) in the upper-right corner.
  8. Then select Work or school account (Android) or Scan a QR Code (iPhone).
    NOTE: If this is the first time setting up the Microsoft Authenticator app, you might receive a prompt asking whether to allow the app to access your camera (iOS) or to allow the app to take pictures and record video (Android).  Please select “Allow” so the authenticator app can access your camera to take a picture of the QR code in the next step.
  9. Scan the QR code provided on the screen which will add the account to the device automatically. Once this is complete, click Next on your computer.
  10. From your phone, click Approve to allow your account to be added to the Authenticator app.

Tip: If you are not able to scan the QR code or are denied access, you can still receive approval by providing the one-time password code found in the Microsoft Authenticator app.

Step 2: Phone

As a backup option to the Microsoft Authenticator app, it is recommended to add a second method. To receive a phone call or text to verify your identity, follow these steps:

  1. From the MFA Setup page, click Add Method then select Phone.
  2. Enter your cell phone number and choose the option to either Text me a Code or Call Me.
    • If you choose the text option, you will receive a message on your phone with the code you need to enter.
    • If you choose the call option, you will get a phone call for verification. Please follow the prompts to continue.

Your Security info page should look like this once both methods are set up:

Verifying Your Identity

Once all the methods are set up, you can then attempt to access your Goucher email. If you are off-campus, you should be prompted to enter your password, then an option should appear to verify your identity. Here’s how the app should look once it’s been set up:

If the authenticator app is installed on your phone and set as the default sign-in method, then you’ll be prompted to approve access. If you selected a different identity method, then a verification code will be sent via text or phone call.

You will only be prompted for MFA once the feature is enabled for your account. If you do not receive a prompt while off-campus then it hasn’t been enabled for you yet.

Troubleshooting tip: If you already have your Goucher email setup on your phone, you may experience a problem with the authentication. If that is the case, remove the Goucher account from your email app then add it back again.

For instructions on how to remove and add your Goucher account back on your phone please check the following link https://blogs.goucher.edu/knowledgebase/2018/07/05/adding-your-office-365-email-account-to-your-mobile-device/

Please contact the Help Desk at helpdesk@goucher.edu if you experience a problem during setup.

 

Important Related Links: What is Multi-Factor Authentication and Why Do We Need It? and Multi-Factor Authentication FAQs

 

How to Pull Audits in Degree Works

Go to http://degreeworks.goucher.edu and log in with your Goucher username and password.

You’ll then see a student search page.  If you know the student’s ID number, you can enter it here.  If you want to search by name, click Advanced search.

Clicking Advanced search will open the following screen.  Enter the student’s name.  Both names don’t need to be entered.  After entering the name, click the Search button.

A list of students that match your search will be displayed. All students that match are checked by default.  You can uncheck all the names by clicking the check box next to the “Id” column and then re-select just the student you want to review.

Clicking the Select button at the bottom left will take you back to the Worksheets page.

To start reviewing audits, click on the Select Student box and choose from the list of students.

If you have any questions or experience any issues, please contact the helpdesk at x6322 or at helpdesk@goucher.edu.

PDFelement FAQs

PDFelement is an alternative application to Adobe Acrobat. It allows you to create, edit, sign, convert, and OCR documents. We are currently testing this application with a limited number of licenses. Here are some common questions that will help current users.

What is the difference between PDFelement and Acrobat?

The main difference is that Acrobat is a product of Adobe and PDFelement is provided through a company called Wondershare. Wondershare has created PDFelement as a low-cost alternative to Acrobat while providing all of the same features that Acrobat provides. Anything that you’ve been able to do in Acrobat, you will be able to do with PDFelement.

I need to add my signature to documents. Can I get a PDFelement license?

Not necessarily. Since we have limited licenses, we can only provide it to faculty and staff who do a lot of editing of PDFs. You do not need PDFelement to add signatures to a document. Adobe Reader provides that functionality as well as commenting and some editing features. If you’re not sure if Adobe Reader will do everything you need, please contact the Help Desk for guidance.

I get a message about a watermark when I try to save a document? How do I fix this?

You could be getting this message because PDFelement is unable to verify the license. Please check the upper right corner to make sure that your username is listed. If it states “Log in” then your license isn’t applied. Click the Log In button and enter your Wondershare ID and password. Note: This is different from your Goucher username and password.

My Goucher username and password aren’t working to login. Do I need to reset my password?

Your Goucher username and password will not work with PDFelement. When the license was first assigned to you, you should have received an email with your Wondershare ID and your initial password. Your Wondershare ID will always be your Goucher email address in the format firstname.lastname@goucher.edu. You should always change your initial password to prevent anyone else from logging in as you. If you can’t remember your Wondershare password, click Log In to access the Account window. Then click the Forgot Password? link and follow the steps to reset your password.

I get an error when I try to add a signature after combining PDFs? What am I doing wrong?

You are doing the steps correctly. There is a known bug that is causing the error. Here is a workaround until the bug is fixed:

  1. Open the first document in PDFelement.
  2. Click the thumbnail view.
  3. Right-click the document and choose Insert pages and select From PDF and select the second document.
  4. Click OK to complete the insert process.
  5. Follow steps 2-4 again for any additional documents that need to be inserted.
  6. Select the document in thumbnail view go through the steps of applying the signature.

How can I find out how to use PDFelement?

Wondershare has an extensive video library on their YouTube channel. You can access it by going to Wondershare PDFelement.

Can I install PDFelement on more than one computer?

You can install PDFelement on as many computers as you like. However, Wondershare only allows you to be logged in on two computers at a time. So, if you want to use a different computer then you’ll need to log off one or the license will be revoked as soon as you sign in on another computer.

PDFelement takes a while to load on my computer. Why is that?

We’ve noticed that this happens mainly on Windows computers for some reason. Although Wondershare stated that they improved the performance, it still opens slower than expected. One reason why it could take longer is because once PDFelement launches, it has to check in with the Wondershare licensing server to make sure that a) your license is valid and b) your license is not active on more than two devices. Once it does that, any subsequent documents that you open or save tend to process much quicker.

I’m getting errors for things I’ve done before. What could be causing this?

Make sure you’re running the latest version of PDFelement. Wondershare will usually prompt if there’s an update. You can select “Later” but then you’re also be delaying a fix that you need. Take the time to run the updates as they come quite regularly. If after installing the latest updates and you still get an error, please open a ticket with our Help Desk so we can reach out to Wondershare support for a possible fix.