Getting Ready for Back to School

July, 2019 Back to School is almost here, and we all know what a challenging time of year this can be. The load on your systems suddenly skyrockets as new and returning students start to enroll and get ready for fall classes. There is a heightened sense of urgency...

Probabilistic Graph Models for Mastery and Recommendations - Part 1

June, 2019 Unicon is investing in ways of assisting instructors in the classroom and employing analysis of content and assessment relationships to inform instruction. The objective of this blog is to be able to identify and recommend optimal paths through content items and activities for learners to use to achieve mastery of a topic.

Introducing Shibboleth IdP UI

May, 2019 Shibboleth is a widely adopted federated identity solution that provides web single sign-on authentication services both within organizations and across organizational boundaries.

midPoint Deployments Using Overlays

May, 2019 There are multiple strategies to build, customize and deploy Evolveum's midPoint. The midPoint GUI web application can be downloaded independently and put inside a servlet container such as Apache Tomcat

Q1 2019 openEQUELLA Open Source Support Briefing

May, 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.

ECS Cluster Scaling in EC2 (Part 2)

April, 2019 This is the second entry of the ECS Scaling blog that covers how to properly scale the EC2 cluster of instances that are running your ECS Tasks. The ability to run your own cluster of EC2 instances with ECS is a viable solution.

Customizing uPortal (Part 4)

April, 2019 Previously in this series, we covered suggestions on how to write customizations for uPortal 5 using Decorator and Strategy patterns. Here, our last post, we cover how to add such custom classes to your uPortal-start repo.

Customizing uPortal (Part 3)

April, 2019 Strategy pattern is a pattern that encapsulates more than one implementation of some feature and makes these implementations interchangeable. How is this done in practice? Let us continue with another real example from uPortal.

Customizing uPortal (Part 2)

April, 2019 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.