PORTAL

You have reached a Restricted Computer System belonging to Scientific Systems Company, Inc. (SSCI). SSCI uses monitoring programs for security purposes to track and log all user access, user activity and to protect proprietary information on the system. By logging into this web site, you are expressly consenting to these monitoring activities. Unauthorized attempts to defeat or circumvent security features, to use the system for other than intended purposes, to deny service to authorized users, to access, obtain, alter, damage, or destroy information, or otherwise to interfere with the system or its operation is prohibited.

Evidence of such acts may be disclosed to law enforcement authorities and will result in criminal prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996, codified at section 1030 of Title 18 of the United States Code, or other applicable criminal laws.

SSCI Resources

Depending on your OS and browser, you may need to install the SSCI root certificate in your browser prior to connecting. Connection options may vary depending on your OS and browser, your user privileges on the local machine.

NOTICE! As of November 29, 2014, you may need to REINSTALL the Asterix certificate.

Installing SSCI Certificates

  • IE users should install the following certificate: asterix-CA-20141005-20191004.cer. When you click on the link, you should be prompted to open the file. This will start the certificate import wizard. Select the option “Place all certificates in the following store,” then click Browse to located “Trusted Root Certificate Authorities.”
  • Firefox users on Windows (and possibly other platforms) should right-click and download the following certificate: asterix-CA-20141005-20191004.cer. In the firefox menu, select Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Certificates-> View Certificates -> Authorities -> Import. You may receive the prompt that “You have been asked to trust a new Certificate Authority.” Select the checkboxes to enable the certificate to identify web sites.
  • Firefox users (non Windows) should install the following certificate: asterix-CA-20141005-20191004.crt. You may receive the prompt that “You have been asked to trust a new Certificate Authority.” Select the checkboxes to enable the certificate to identify web sites.

Log in to Secure Webmail

  • A SecureID token is required.
  • This has been tested with IE 10 and later on Windows 7 and later. Windows XP is no longer supported.
  • This has been tested on Firefox 20 and higher on Windows (7 and later) , Linux and Mac.

Log in to Engineering Citrix Resources

  • A SecureID token is required.
  • This has been tested with IE11 on MS Windows, and current versions of Firefox on Linux and Windows.
  • Older versions of Mac OSX may not be able to support the latest Firefox and Safari versions.
  • This has been tested on Linux with Citrix ICAClient 13.1 and Firefox 33 and later. ICAClient 13.0  or older on Linux is no longer support, as it does not work with 2048-bit SSL certificates.
  • With IE or Firefox on Windows (7 or later) , you may be prompted to install the Citrix  web-browser  online plugin for Windows. (nt.  In some cases you may be prompted to install the plugin even though it already has been installed.)  Chrome has not been tested.
  • Windows 8 may have trouble installing the Citrix web-browser plugin.  You may need to download the full online plugin.

To download Citrix plugins for Windows, Mac or Linux go to  https://www.citrix.com/products/receiver. If you are not automatically directed to the appropriate client for your OS, click “where can I download Citrix receiver on other platforms and devices.”

You may need to install the SSCI root

Additional help on portal resources here.