Creating a My Courses portlet with more information

Submitted by jmacke on Mon, 02/20/2017 - 17:10


We would like to create a portlet that is similar to My Courses, but with some additional information. Courses that are not yet active at the beginning of the semester (2nd 8-week courses, or those with a different start date than the rest of the semester), or haven't been made active by the professor, do not show in My Courses. Students would also like to see additional information with building/room codes, meeting times, start/stop times. Ideally it would list all of this in a portlet instead of being a link to a schedule. Has anyone created a portlet like this?

Luminis5 CAS and Shibboleth Integration

Submitted by larrypeng on Wed, 02/08/2017 - 11:35



We have Luminis 5.2.2 in production. CAS is installed with Luminis installer. We are deploying a Shibboleth server on campus in order to add SAML support. In order to provide a seamless SSO experience, we are trying to figure out the best way to integrate Luminis CAS and Shibboleth. We wonder if any school has gone through similar process and we would like to hear from you about your successful experience and recommendations. Your response will be much appreciated!

Duquesne University

Luminis IV and Firefox 52 bug, the same Chrome bug is going to bite you

Submitted by Arthur_K on Tue, 02/07/2017 - 07:22

The same Chrome bug ( that is preventing users from logging in will hit *all* users of Firefox when version 52 is released in March. I have opened a bug for this issue ( Firefox 51.0.1 is still safe to use.

Help! Chrome Update and Luminis IV

Submitted by blackwellbs on Mon, 01/30/2017 - 12:52

Google pushed out a Chrome update last week (version 56.0.2924). As Chrome auto-updates, we have many reports of Luminis IV not working. The user gets:

Sorry, but uPortal encountered an error that is preventing it from rendering. The error must be corrected by system administrators.

My Chrome install was still sitting at the previous version and worked fine. I manually updated to this latest version and sure enough I get the error as well. Clearing cache or removing/re-installing does nothing.

Anyone have some recommendations? The error in cp.log is:

old luminis 4 bookmarks in luminis 5

Submitted by bergesonm on Tue, 01/10/2017 - 16:05



We are seeing an issue where new students people in the system (new to luminis 5 this month) use old luminis 4 book marks and get prompted for a username and password and then set up security questions and then get a page not found error.

The example could be like this https://domain/cp/home/check/pre

The system takes it and will fail after redirecting after the student sets up their security questions with a 404 page not found.

Any way to mitigate this?



Upgrade or Reinstall 5.04 to 5.3

Submitted by lyounger on Thu, 10/06/2016 - 17:37


We've fallen very far behind on our upgrading schedule for Luminis. We are at a critical point that we need to get the new version running. I'm wondering if this group has any advice regarding the path to take...Upgrade our 5.04 HF version to 5.3? or do a complete reinstall of the 5.3 system?

The tech who did our original install is long gone and we have never had a true replacement for that position. The original server architecture and installation documentation doesn't exist.

Getting User Information in Web Content Display

Submitted by cparsons on Tue, 10/04/2016 - 10:54


We are try to create a simple popup that user must agree to before continuing in the system. The popup need to be able to pull some identifiable information such as Luminis id and then pass that to the database and check to see if a comment is stored that they have accepted the agreement.

Here is the break down:

Portal position at Lehigh University

Submitted by gskinner on Wed, 09/14/2016 - 09:57

Hello Lumdev'ers! Sadly my portal developer relocated with her family and I am once again looking for someone to lead the direction of our portal. We did successfully migrate to Luminis 5.2 about 18 months ago, so if anyone is still fighting Luminis 4 and wants to be on Luminis 5.... well come at work at Lehigh University! I'm also wanting the ideal candidate to be able to pick up and work with Drupal. We do a lot of web development on campus using Drupal and we've also tied some portal content in via SSO and Drupal.

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