Today started with Luminis with External E-mail. I did not get alot out of this one. I did get a tip about customizing the e-mail channel. One, that we should be able to get the channel working and two, to do so we’ll need to extract the car file and make some modifications. For more info, search lumdev.net.
Then I went to the Luminis Platform 5 Architecture, which was very informative.
They are attempting to move away from being “infrastructure” and more toward an application. For example, they would switch from being a provider of SSO servics to a consumer, e.g., a user would sign-on to enterprise ID management system and then access the portal.
They plan to support more than one portal technology, such as uPortal, Oracle Portal and/or Liferay – but they were careful to add that list is not official. They are also trying to look at the standards and code to that or use infrastructure that is standard-based. JSR-168 is the Java Portlet (channel) spec and WSRP is a Web Services-based portlet spec, so they would only use JSR-168 and WSRP compliant portals.
They are also following the SOA style. The presenter mentioned using the Oracle and JBoss ESB applications to assist with that.
Also, they want to leverage RIA technologies. It should make the portal more tolerant to slow performing channels, becuase each channel would/could be running from different applications.
They expect Luminis 5 to out in late 2009 or early 2010.
Erin and I went to Drexel’s presentation on Creating a Prospective Student Portal. They are not using the SGHE EM product, but coded their own PSP using Banner and a secondary Luminis portal. They implemented a second portal for performance reasons. This was a very technical presentation on how it worked, from a Banner-to-Luminis view. I picked up a couple of things, such as the how they capture prospect login/logout data and a technical bit about L4′s PersonDirectory.xml file for using custom user attributes.