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Customizing uPortal (Part 2)

You can use design patterns to limit custom code changes in uPortal 5. In this post, we provide a real example of applying Decorator to uPortal5.

Customizing uPortal (Part 1)

Release 5.0 of uPortal brought major changes to tooling, deployment, and split the uPortal repo in two. While there were several other changes, like renaming all the packages from org.jasig to org.apereo, the tooling, deployment and repo changes have a significant impact on customizing uPortal.

Takeaways from the February 2019 IMS Meeting

The most recent IMS quarterly meeting was held last month in Tempe, AZ, hosted by ASU. We had meetings at Skysong, with IMS's Digital Credentials Summit taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday. The meetings that I attended were the Caliper Analytics and EDU-API groups, plus the first day of the Digital Credentials Summit. Here are some of the highlights from my week in Arizona:

Choices for IAM Application Docker Images

January, 2019 This is the third post in a three part series. In the first part, which was posted more than a year and a half ago, I described Unicon's IAM Docker images. In the second post, I listed the Internet2 TIER program's Docker images. In this, the final post, I discuss the pros and cons of the various versions of the images.

How Do Your Favorite Books Compare in a VR World?

January, 2019 If you could search your own library of books digitally, how would you do it? Would you do a simple text search for certain keywords or phrases? Simple text searches can be powerful but typically only answer the question "where are these terms mentioned in my books?"

TIER Docker Images

January, 2019 This is the second posting in a three part series. In the first part, which was posted more than a year and a half ago, I described Unicon's IAM Docker images. In this post, I list the Internet2 TIER program's Docker images. In the final post, I discuss the pros and cons of the various related images.

Q4 2018 openEQUELLA Open Source Support Briefing

January, 2019 The quarterly openEQUELLA Open Source Support (OSS) Briefing is an opportunity to share the contributions performed on behalf of the OSS program, highlight Unicon's perspective on contributions, share happenings in the community, and describe opportunities to engage further with Unicon.

Building and Deploying a Machine Learning (ML) Model

December, 2018 - At Unicon, our security operations (sec-ops) staff engages with project teams early to determine what support is needed throughout the project. Considerations and risk indicators for projects include the security classification of the data that will be handled, and the project activities which may include data analytics, software development, infrastructure design and deployment, and production operations.

Q3 2018 openEQUELLA Open Source Support Briefing

November, 2018 - The quarterly openEQUELLA Open Source Support (OSS) Briefing is an opportunity to share the contributions performed on behalf of the OSS program, highlight Unicon's perspective on contributions, share happenings in the community, and describe opportunities to engage further with Unicon.

Apereo CAS High-Availability with Hazelcast and Kubernetes

November, 2018 - When it comes to deploying a highly available CAS server, one of the chief concerns is to choose a technology that is capable of sharing CAS-generated tickets across multiple server nodes. The task of managing and administering CAS tickets is handled today by a Ticket Registry component that is backed by a variety of technologies able to persist, manage, and distribute ticket objects across the entire CAS cluster. Perhaps the most popular and better-adopted option in this area is a ticket registry solution backed by Hazelcast.