More on Luminis IV migration

Submitted by bwalker on Tue, 10/02/2007 - 14:01

I finally did get a (possibly) successful migration. Some accounts can login and others can't. Don't know why. I probably won't try to fix it, but will re-install and migrate again. Notes from this attempt:

Read 1-21BG0A and 1-2AG4ZG and used the new migrator script, installed a_mig-1.8.jar and in the appropriate places.

1 New migrator script did not work on unix.
Script contained CR and LF which does no work in unix. Fixed: removed CR.

How do we remove ALL secure lnks/redirects within Luminis IV

Submitted by admin on Tue, 10/02/2007 - 12:00

We are hoping to be able to use our F5 Load Balancer to secure our Luminis IV system. In order to do this, we need to have all incoming traffic use either 100% secure connections or 100% non-secure connections. It doesn't really make sense to make all connections secure before going through our F5, because of the overhead, so we want to be able to remove all https redirects from the system, and let the F5 secure it.

RSS and Proxies

Submitted by stevecarr on Tue, 10/02/2007 - 06:24

We have a problem with our test system. We are behind a proxy server, and we are using the Universal RSS channel for bringing in RSS feeds - so we set the proxy server so luminis can get the RSS feeds properly. But then we found that the proxy server was being applied to the connection between the luminis portal and the cpipconnector servlet. So we switched it off. We wanted both cpipconnector (of course) and RSS feeds on our test system, so we tried using the documented java system property of nonProxyHosts. This made no difference.

Enabling SSL for Luminis

Submitted by squidgravy on Wed, 09/26/2007 - 16:00

We seem to be experiencing some difficulties related to our server certificate located on our resource tier. I am no expert in the area of SSL certs but I will do my best to explain. Our current luminis setup consists of an 880 Sun resource tier and eight 240 Sun portal tier servers all load balanced by a BigIP where we are in fact terminating SSL.

Channel Rendering Error

Submitted by ricem on Tue, 09/25/2007 - 16:29

I apologize if I have already posted this before but I have been trying to find a solution for over a week now, with out any success.

I am getting the following errors in the portal when I add Banner Channels to a layout. Anyone have any idea on how to solve this problem.

Financial Aid Requirements
Error Report
Channel ID: u12l1n120
Message: encountered problem while trying to complete rendering
Error type: General error (code 0)
Problem type:
Error message: General channel rendering failure.



Modifying a Luminis Channel for Banner

Submitted by admin on Tue, 09/25/2007 - 14:11

We're in the middle of our Luminis IV install (our Sungard consultant is, anyway), and some questions are coming up from some of our organizational committees. I'm wondering how hard it is to modify delivered Banner Channels. We have a very limited staff, so I'm a little hesitant at this point.

How hard is it to add an extra link to an outside web page?

Is there a short list of things to which you could say, "These are fairly easy changes that you could probably offer to your users early on in the process."

I appreciate your thoughts.

Fixing the browsercheck for Firefox 2

Submitted by arfore on Sat, 09/22/2007 - 10:13

Those of you out there who are running an installation of Luminis 3 may have noticed that the browser check always comes up warning you that the browser is unsupported when using Firefox 2, even though all the features seem to be completely supported.

This is due to the fact that the browser check javascript does not know about the new agent string that was introduced with Firefox 2. Generally a new release, or service pack to Luminis fixes this for newer browsers, but it seems like forever sometimes for the developers of Luminis to catch up with the rapid browser releases.

Building portlets for Luminis IV

Submitted by mitchelr on Fri, 09/21/2007 - 18:19

IPFW is working towards implementing Luminis IV to replace an existing portal environment. We needed some new channels/portlets to replace functionality of our old portal and since portlets (along with WSRP) seem to be the future of Luminis and other Java based portals, I decided to enter the brave new world of portlets. This blog covers some of what I think I have learned and some of what I still need to learn concerning portlet construction.

Users can't change password with SAF to external LDAP, failover to Luminis

Submitted by jbishop on Thu, 09/20/2007 - 12:30

Does anyone have an example of an SAF config that allows auth against an external LDAP, failover to Luminis LDAP, and also allows Luminis LDAP users to change their password?

I have SAF configured to authenticate users against AD with a failover to the Luminis LDAP. The idea is that "special" users who are not provisioned through AD can be given an account in the portal only, and still authenticate. Portal-specific accounts such as admin, allusers-lo, student-lo, etc. also authenticate against the Luminis LDAP.


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