Tab that takes you directly to Administrative Page

Submitted by csilveri on Fri, 10/19/2007 - 11:07

I would like to go directly to
from a tab. This is entry into our Administrative Services Area. (I'm trying to cut down on clicks). I thought it would be just to cut and paste this into a framed url in the tab. I get to the page, however, it's doubled. And I can't get back.. I have to log out . I'm not sure why. Am I doing something wrong? or maybe just not thinking this through..
Any help is appreciated.

Hostname for New Luminis IV servers

Submitted by bwalker on Thu, 10/18/2007 - 12:16

With migration to Luminis IV pending, one of my issues is:
What hostname do I give the new server?

I know many of us have given our Luminis III servers the name of 'my' or 'usource' (hi Dave), or whatever the campus name for the portal is.

I don't want to deal with an old 'my' and new 'my' during installation. It's possible but way too confusing and would require special networking.

So what am I to call the Luminis IV server?

Firewall Appliance

Submitted by newportal on Tue, 10/16/2007 - 21:11

Any body using a firewall appliance aside from Symantec that is working and easy to manage. We are currently researching and eventually purchase a firewall appliance with enterprise solution to be use for our blade center.

if you do have, it would be a big help if you can provide us the OS version you are using the what kind of anti-virus you are using.

Any info or suggestion will be appreciated.

GCF Presentation from SETA Dallas

Submitted by giofiocci on Fri, 10/12/2007 - 12:14

Attached is the presentation that I gave at SETA Dallas this past week. It deals with the Generic Connector Framework and touches on both the External Authentication Service and older CPIP Connector. We are currently running Luminis IV.0.1.17 and have hooked Luminis with Banner and Novell eDirectory. It covers determining whether your system is a good candidate for GCF, lays out the architecture, talks about setting up your xml and properties file, and then explains the difference between a remote pickup and a pickup response.

Load Testing for Banner, Luminis, and other services

Submitted by admin on Thu, 10/11/2007 - 16:34

We are just getting into a Banner implementation project. We have been talking with various SunGard and Luminis experts about getting things going. So far the Luminis expert has recommended RadView - Web Load for load testing Luminis and earlier (I can't remember which function) Mercury Load Runner was suggested. We also want to load test our LMS on campus.

Any suggestions on what load testing software could be used for all these scenarios and others on campus. We would like to just invest in one tool and use it in many applications. Any suggestions would be appreciated.......

October 31 Due Date for Presentations for SunGard Summit 2008

Submitted by admin on Wed, 10/10/2007 - 13:54

The due date for submitting a proposal for SunGard 2008 Summit is three weeks away – October 31.

Please consider sharing your school's experience in using Luminis. Whether your interest is technical - or functional - whether you are new to portals or date back to Campus Pipeline days, you are invited to contribute to the SunGard Summit 2008 conference curriculum by delivering a presentation or hands-on training workshop.

Leading a class is an excellent way to share your expertise with peers, and as an instructor you can earn a discount on your conference tuition!

CPIP (non GCF) and user's User-Agent and IP address

Submitted by villiam on Wed, 10/10/2007 - 11:35

Has anyone been able to pass to a CPIP server the user's User-Agent and IP address?

One of our external systems records these two details when a user is authenticated to help prevent session hijacking. If I could access this information from within the CPIP servlet I could forward it on to the external system as an override to the browser values.

We have our CPIP server setup on the same box as Luminis but running on a different port. We are using Java to write the code and for the most part are using the code as shown in the CPIP.pdf document from the Luminis PLatform Security SDK.

Page functionality would be nice.

Submitted by admin on Tue, 10/09/2007 - 08:58

Its been a while since I've ranted so here it goes -

I've been looking at other portal software, CMS systems and general web stuff to re-architect our portal. We get many complaints that it is crowded, unorganized and its generally hard to find things.

A function I think would be quite neat / helpful is to be able to create a new page.
In Drupal, you can create a new Page to place whatever you want on it. For example this page - - lists the Contribute page for LDN.

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