You are here

Luminis 5.x

Luminis 5.x

Announcements submitted by email

Submitted by shideg on Thu, 11/19/2015 - 15:53


We are working on implementing Luminis 5.2.1 (on LifeRay EE).

One of our former highly-paid consultants (how do I get a gig like that?) described to the higher-ups on our steering committee an out-of-the-box feature of Luminis that I have yet to locate.

He described a portlet that can instantly display announcements sent to it via email.

Right now, our institution heavily uses mailing lists (Listserv) for mass communication. The result is many users—especially students—ignore and mark a lot of that traffic as spam.

Adding security to pages hosted on the portal server

Submitted by rdenyar on Thu, 11/19/2015 - 08:30


We have a couple pages saved within the theme folder that our CMS has access to allowing the content owners to make updates. Having this ‘local’ folder is working perfectly for us except for one drawback. It would be preferred to require users to login to the portal before being allowed to view these hosted pages.

Has anyone ever looked into securing pages hosted on the portal? I was hoping to be able to use Tomcat filtering to confirm the user was authenticated via CAS before serving up the pages.

RSS feed on CAS login page

Submitted by vrevich on Fri, 11/13/2015 - 10:04


We are looking into posting message from RSS feed on CAS login page. If message exists in the feed then we would display it on the page in . Otherwise, if feed is empty we would load CAS login page without message from RSS feed.
Has anyone implemented something similar with RSS feed on CAS login page?

Thank you,

total n00b trying to install Luminis 5.x

Submitted by cjazinski on Wed, 11/11/2015 - 19:10

So a little bit of background on me (before you judge my post). I am new to the Ellucian world. I have been tasked with looking at implementing/administrating and ultimately developing for the Luminis 5 portal. I don't have much system experience out side of maintaining a blackboard instance (LMS) along with some web development. Anyways I'm hoping to blog my trek through the Ellucian products and hopefully someday help someone that is also just starting.

Banner Custom Roles

Submitted by kerryf on Wed, 11/04/2015 - 18:00


For our targeted announcements in Luminis 4 we would usually export a popsel from Banner then import into Luminis (cptool import segment). The person sending the announcement could then select the imported group as the target audience. I don't believe we can do this in Luminis 5, but please correct me if I'm wrong.

We have begun to create custom Banner roles to use instead of popsels. Are any of you doing the same thing, or have done this already in Luminis 4?



Submitted by alin.tomoiaga@t... on Mon, 10/12/2015 - 22:36

I am trying to enable the ParameterAutoLogin hook: in


and then accees it through:

but it does not seem to work.

Has anyone managed to enable this?

Luminis will not log in properly

Submitted by alin.tomoiaga@t... on Sat, 10/10/2015 - 21:04

This Luminis installation somehow got broken.

It gets past the cas login screen, displays the Luminis site but no dropdown to access the control panel or other sites. Instead it shown a signIn link and a key icon. The error is not about the user I am trying to login, but some sort of default Liferay user... Anyone saw anything similar?

The logs only say:


Subscribe to RSS - Luminis 5.x