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Luminis 5 Portlets

Submitted by bergesonm on Tue, 03/22/2016 - 16:41



We are currently getting ready to move to the Luminis 5 Portal. We currently integrate with National Student Clearinghouse Self-Service Site using a Java Servlet and passing the Banner ID to them that way. With Luminis 5, has anyone developed a working Portlet with them, or something similar for SSO? Any help would be appreciated. Also, if there exists any getting starting guides with Portlets that would be helpful too.

Thank you,


CMS with Luminis V?

Submitted by baumli on Thu, 03/03/2016 - 14:49

We are currently on Luminis 4, and use Cascade CMS to manage the internal documents that we post to the portal. We created a Docs folder within /opt/luminis/webapps/luminis/jsp and this serves our purpose. Any document we publish to that folder is protected from public view, you have to be logged into the portal to open it. We want the same functionality with Luminis 5. Is anyone else using a CMS for their document management? Looking initially at the Documents and Media Display portlet, its not doing the same that we require from our CMS. Any thoughts?

Web/Portal Developer position available

Submitted by sterry48 on Fri, 12/18/2015 - 09:17

Denison is looking for a Web/Portal developer to support the existing MyDenison campus portal infrastructure (Luminis V) and provide operational assistance in maintaining a multi-dimensional campus intranet. Serve as the primary technical lead for any new portal replacements or integrations with the ERP system, (Ellucian Banner).

To apply, please go to the following:

Luminis 5 Performance

Submitted by squidgravy on Fri, 12/11/2015 - 17:08

We just went live with Luminis 5 about 2 weeks ago. Has anyone experienced any performance issues with the portal? We are seeing (at times) the login process taking upwards of a minute or more to complete the login process to Luminis 5. In addition to that moving from page to page can (at times) take 15 + seconds each. Interesting to note though, once the browser has cached everything in the portal we are able to move throughout the portal with ease.

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.


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