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.

Move to External Email

Submitted by silverag47 on Thu, 10/04/2007 - 10:49

Currently we are running the Luminis 3.3.X and we are looking into upgrading to Luminis IV. However, we are also looking into moving to an external emailing system. Currently, we don't know of any but exchange server that people have used. I wanted what others are using for external emailing systems, how is working for them and if they know of any other systems. We are in the process of finding the pros and cons of external emailing and if we should implement it.

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.


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