MicroStrategy UAT, or User Acceptance Testing, refers to an environment where users can test reports during development. Only specific users have access to this environment. If you have never been contacted by the BI Group to do testing in UAT, you do not have the permission to login to this environment. The normal development process is for a member of the BI Group to work on a new or changed report in a development environment that is not visible to the public. Once he/she has completed preliminary testing, the developer will migrate the report to UAT. If user feedback is required, appropriate users are given permission in the UAT environment. Once the UAT testers approve the reports, BI Group migrates them to Production for the entire Mason community to use.
Wired/MASON-SECURE Wi-Fi Networks
UAT users accessing MicroStrategy from a computer connected to Mason's wired network (except Mason Korea) or the MASON-SECURE Wi-Fi may log in to MicroStrategy directly.
Remote/Other Wi-Fi Networks
UAT users accessing MicroStrategy from off-campus or while connected to another Wi-Fi network (not MASON-SECURE) will be required to use Mason’s Virtual Private Network (VPN) with Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) before you can log in to MicroStrategy.
- If you are already a VPN user, log in to Cisco AnyConnect Client with your Mason NetID and Patriot Pass Password. Then visit the MicroStrategy UAT login.
- If you need VPN access, see the instructions on Virtual Private Network (VPN) to download the Cisco AnyConnect client from the Related Downloads box on this page. Once you have the client installed, log in to the VPN, and then visit the MicroStrategy UAT login.
If you receive a browser error that the site cannot be found, a timeout message, or cannot get to the MicroStrategy login page for any reason, you may need to log in to the VPN.
For more information on installing the VPN software and/or using it, see https://its.gmu.edu/service/virtual-private-network-vpn/. If you experience issues with the VPN service, contact the ITS Support Center.
Logging Test Results in EPMO
Each task the BI Group works on is documented in a backlog on the EPMO (Enterprise Project Management Online) website. We encourage stakeholders who do a lot of testing in the UAT environment to update these backlogs directly with their testing results. To do so, please use this link for the EPMO DW Enhancements MicroStrategy Backlog website. Log in to EPMO with your email username and password, then click on Project Backlog on the left-hand navigation bar.