Blackboard Course Access Denied

Submitted by admin on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 06:32

Hello all -

Sometimes when users come in to Blackboard from Luminis and select a course from within the my courses section in blackboard, the course loads but will prompt "access denied" and have the login page for blackboard. If you click anywhere else in blackboard in the course such as announcements or discussion boards, the content loads. This happens randomly. We are using Blackboard 7.3.159 with SSL and 5 app servers loadbalanced.

I appreciate any thoughts you may have on this.


My Banner Channel

Submitted by zhenchen on Mon, 11/05/2007 - 11:09

If the user has the Banner account, My Banner channel should display banner forms and processes. But when my page which contains the My Banner Channel displaied does not contain data there? There is a system can approve that the information which should show in the My Banner Channel do exist in Banner.

Could any body help me?


Adding DOCTYPE to Luminis generated pages

Submitted by mwinstone on Thu, 11/01/2007 - 10:28

We've been trying to get our Luminis pages to validate properly and we have the HTML structure almost there, but one key element is missing; a DOCTYPE!

I've tried adding a DOCTYPE to the templates found in nested-tables but whenever I do I get the ol' renderstate error once the changes are applied.

Has anyone successfully gotten DOCTYPE information loaded in Luminis?


Mathew Winstone
Web Analyst
University of Ottawa
Luminis IV.0.1

EAS to Campus LDAP, with Luminis LDAP fallthrough

Submitted by bsimpson on Wed, 10/31/2007 - 15:56

=External Authentication System=

This is yet another TLA (Three Letter Acronym) for a component of the Luminis portal. You can use another LDAP server to let Luminis authenticate against. It will direct all requests to this server for verification of credentials instead of its own. Better yet, you can setup MULTIPLE EAS configurations, to allow for redundancy and fall through. This keeps Luminis specific users (cpadmin) inside of Luminis' LDAP and out of the campus LDAP.

Demo accounts and e-mail issues

Submitted by villiam on Wed, 10/31/2007 - 11:35

Like many other schools we have a demo account for our Luminis implementation. Not wishing to have people use the account to send out spam I arranged with our mail administrator to not have a mailbox created for this userid (we use external mail and authentication). This effectively prevents the user from using the e-mail channel or e-mail icon after logging into JUMP.

Creating an ADA compliant login page

Submitted by baumli on Tue, 10/30/2007 - 10:32

We were assured that the portal was ADA compliant with most screen readers, however the screen reader that we use won't read the login page. The loginf.jsp contains frames that the screen reader won't read. I haven't tried adding the login.jsp code into the loginf.jsp yet.

So I've tried creating a new index.html page in /opt/luminis/webapps/luminis (on solaris). I've taken the source code from the original login page, and made a new index.html from the code.

Luminis 4 - # of users/performance/loadbalancing

Submitted by carolhop on Mon, 10/29/2007 - 17:03

Hello, all.
We are on Luminis 4 - planning on upgrading to IV.0.1. We do have 16 Gb RAM (in anticipation of upgrading). We are running on Linux. (We are not yet in production)

We are curious about other schools running Luminis 4.x - how many users; website traffic; are you load balanced?
Did you go purely by the Luminis documentation, or did you have Sungard come and take a look at your setup?
Any information, or snippets of advice or "gotchas" you can provide would be great.

We are planning on loadbalancing soon, but we have not set it up yet.

- Carol

Please help - Luminis 4.0.1 installation

Submitted by phillies40 on Sat, 10/27/2007 - 20:06


We tried to install luminis 4.0.1 on Windows 2003. We ran "LP- install.conf" in our development server. It ran 1 second and stopped. After reviewing install.log (please see attached file), I had no idea what did we miss.

Please someone help. Thanks in Advance.


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