Find answers to your questions around the MCommunity Transformation project below.
The MCommunity will go-live on July 31, 2022!
The MCommunity Transformation project will provide more granular privacy settings for user profiles and groups while also reducing dependency on legacy Cosign and Kerberos Services.
Group information will not be available without authenticating with UMICH credentials.
Yes, MCommunity.umich.edu is not going away. The directory is being updated and improved.
No. Users will need to log in to UMICH Account Management (UAM) to update their MCommunity profile settings. However, users can get to their UAM profile page through clicking the Profile link from MCommunity and logging in to UAM.
Yes. Group information is no longer available to anyone who is not logged into/authenticated to MCommunity.
Yes. Moderators may still be accessed but will no longer be used for mail delivery. Instead, umichPermittedSender and umichReceiveDisallowedMessages will be used to access group moderators. Your LDAP or API process will need to be modified. Refer to MCommunity Directory Attributes Available Via LDAP.
Yes. We expect the impact of retiring these little-used fields to be very small across U-M but if that's not true for you, we want to help. Please contact IA through the ITS Service Center for assistance.
Yes. This field was not widely used except when someone was needed to set dates for being out of the office. Because the ability to set out-of-office start and end dates has been added to MCommunity, we are retiring the Proxy role.
Yes. Because the IAM team has heard feedback that this role is confusing, it is being replaced with new functionality. Improved format of unpermitted email messages to Permitted Senders and ability to set one or more individuals as Receives Unpermitted Messages, or have them automatically bounce back to sender, has replaced this role.
No. Students have provided feedback that they would like their pronouns displayed in some places but not others. You can choose your pronouns or enter your own. You also have control over who sees your pronouns (just yourself, only those at U-M, or anyone in the world.)
The MCommunity Directory upgrade did create new links for MCommunity Groups and individual profiles. Links will need to be updated on unit web pages, online curricula, class or department profiles, email signatures, and more. Old links can be identified by looking for the # symbol in any MCommunity URL.
Example of an old/bad link: https://mcommunity.umich.edu/#group:ITS%20Lead%20Teams%20Members
Example of the new link: https://mcommunity.umich.edu/group/ITS%20Lead%20Teams%20Members
Yes, Alumni are able to update their pronouns in MCommunity.
No, there is no new limit being placed on MCommunity group sizes.
No, not at this time. The MCommunity Project team is looking into adding this functionality at a later date.
The preferred name is set in Wolverine Access and appears in your MCommunity directory profile and other U-M records. Separate from a U-M wide preferred name, you can set a chosen name when editing your MCommunity profile that will display only in your profile.
Yes. If you are an owner of the MCommunity group, group membership is exportable.
The filtering options allow you to select members and the filtering can work hand- in-hand with member selection. It is not currently an automatic process. You will have to select the members manually. The overall path should be smoother with the new MCommunity than it is today.
No, there is no change here. "Member" and "umichDirectgroupmember" work as they do today with non-distinct returns possible when multiple memberships in subgroups.
Individuals can choose what information is included in the MCommunity QR Code option or not display a QR Code.