Part of the upgrade process during the July 4th maintenance for Polaris is to migrate all users to a new Polaris environment. For security reasons, we are unable to migrate user passwords. This means that all Polaris user passwords will be reset and you must change this reset password before you can login to Polaris. Everyone will be prompted to change their passwords after Monday.
This Monday, July 4, we are going to perform a pretty major upgrade to the Polaris server environment. I know this is short notice, and we didn’t think that Monday was going to work out, but the stars, planets, and other space aliens aligned and we are taking advantage of all the libraries being closed to minimize the inconvenience to you.
We have added Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) thru 10.11 (El Capitan) to the list of supported operating systems for connecting to Polaris.