OpenAM Session Upgrade: How To

I gave a short overview of OpenAM Session Upgrades in a previous article. This is a follow-up that intends to describe the process of configuring it and discussing some of its implications. This blog was sitting back half done as a Draft for several months. It was originally written based on ForgeRock OpenAM 10.x . OpenAM 11 has been released since then. I’m finally finding the time for finishing and publishing the article. It should apply for OpenAM 10.x as well as OpenAM 11. 

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Liferay multi-tenant topology using Portal Instances with Amazon S3

30/09/2013 1 comment

Liferay supports multi-tenant configurations via multiple portal instances in a single web container. What is the Portal instance? It is a Liferay’s feature which allows you to have two or more separated user spaces under one physical installation. It simplifies the deployment and administration. Liferay also provides a Properties Override capability to override default properties file so each Portal Instance can have it’s own properties file. As you might know, settings for Documents and Media are put in properties file.

In this article we will look at options to setup multi-tenant deployment (using Portal Instances) for document management system with repository at Amazon S3 and Read more…

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How to run Sencha.io examples

17/09/2013 Leave a comment

Although deploying and executing Sencha.io examples should be a basic operation, I faced some difficulties, when setting them up according to the existing documentation. There is a couple of details that I had to do in addition to complete the process successfully. Hence, I decided to summarize my findings in this articles. I hope, they will help you to start with Sencha.io faster.

I got stuck on the “Choose login type” screen, when running the example application according to the docs (see Running the Application), even though I followed all the preceding steps. There was no button or login form, only blank space. The following helped me to work the issue around.

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Document versioning in Liferay and Amazon S3

23/07/2013 Leave a comment

Liferay Portal is an enterprise collaboration platform with document management system. It supports multiple users to have access to the same files. Making a mistake, while editing a file represents a risk for all the users. What if someone deletes an important part of a text? Is it definitely lost? No, it isn’t. We can rely on Liferay’s versioning system to address this concern. But, what if you use an external system as your document management repository (such as Amazon S3) that provides an own versioning capability too? Which versioning you should rely on then? The article below gives some insights to Liferay and Amazon S3 versioning. Read more…

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How to reuse existing Amazon S3 structure in Liferay

09/07/2013 Leave a comment

I described the way how to migrate data from Liferay out to Amazon S3 in a previous article.

This article is about the opposite case. Are you using file storage solution with Amazon S3 and want to import documents to Liferay? Is it possible to move existing files and folders from Amazon S3 to Liferay Portal? Yes, it is! Read more…

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Use cases for Liferay integration with Amazon S3

01/07/2013 Leave a comment

We have been exploring capabilities of integrating Liferay with Amazon’s S3 storage service set for documents library repository. In one of our previous article we have introduced the purpose of integrating Liferay with Amazon S3 and provided basic information on how to setup those 2 systems to talk to each other. Liferay’s introduction on document management discusses some of the common business use cases and I thought I could elaborate on those in more details with regards to Liferay’s use of Amazon S3 services. In below article I’ll try to describe use cases and features that you might come across when you start considering and using Liferay.
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Setup Amazon S3 to Liferay with data migration

24/06/2013 2 comments

We slightly introduced Amazon S3 and its basic integration with a clean Liferay installation in a previous article. What should you do, if you have already uploaded files in Liferay and you want to move them from local storage to Amazon S3? Files that are uploaded to Liferay’s local storage will become inaccessible, if you just perform the steps described in the previous article. That’s because the procedure configures Liferay to use Amazon S3 instead of its local storage without moving files that were originally uploaded to the local storage. Attempts to access those files will result to an Internal Server Error. Is it possible to move these files? Yes, it is. Does data migration affects their settings? No, file settings stay untouched. Here is a short intro on how you can migrate files using the Data Migration Tool. Read more…

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