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Sakai OAE Deployment and Management

Book Description

The Sakai Open Academic Environment (OAE) provides a unique collaboration system for university campuses: a social network that helps students discuss class materials, pursue research, communicate with faculty, and discover the risks and benefits of sharing personal information—all in a private, rather than public, forum. This example-driven guide will get you up to speed on various methods used to deploy, customize, and manage OAE, whether you’re an IT specialist in an educational institution, or an academic or instructional technologist.

Table of Contents

  1. Sakai OAE Deployment and Management
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  3. Preface
    1. A Note on Names
    2. Conventions Used in This Book
    3. Using Code Examples
    4. Safari® Books Online
    5. How to Contact Us
    6. Content Updates
      1. August 21, 2012
    7. Acknowledgements
  4. 1. Why Sakai?
    1. Putting Course Materials Online
    2. Collaboration
    3. A Protected Space
    4. The Open Source Orientation
  5. 2. Installing Sakai OAE
    1. The Quickest Install: Web Start
    2. Binary Install
      1. Install Java 1.6
        1. Ubuntu
        2. Mac OS X
        3. Windows
      2. Start the Binary Up
      3. Shut the Binary Down
    3. Building from Source
  6. 3. A Whirlwind Tour
    1. Choose Your Browser
    2. Create Your First Account
    3. Create Your Profile
    4. Create a Course and a Research Project
      1. Lecture Course Online Companion
      2. Research Project
    5. Changing the Dashboard
    6. The Public Face of Sakai
  7. 4. Making the Look and Feel Your Own
    1. Configure OAE for CSS, Property, and JavaScript Changes
    2. Modifying Labels in the User Interface
    3. Internationalization and Localization
    4. Changing the CSS: Paint It Pink
    5. Changing Drop-Down Menus
    6. Categories
    7. Troubleshooting
    8. Change the Landing Page
    9. Changing the Sign Up and Error pages
    10. Rebundle OAE
  8. 5. LDAP Integration
    1. Set Up a Mini LDAP Instance
    2. Build and Install the OAE LDAP Modules
      1. LDAP Connection Service
      2. LDAP Authentication Service
      3. Troubleshooting LDAP Configuration Settings
    3. Choose Your Configuration (and Configure It)
      1. LDAP Host
      2. SSLing the Connection
      3. Bind User
      4. Performance Considerations
      5. Authorization
      6. RESTful Account Creation
    4. Advanced Topics: Cracking Open the LDAP Authentication Plug-in
    5. Removing the Self-Service Functions
  9. 6. Building On
    1. A Very Simple Dashboard Widget: JISC Content Browser
    2. A Group Widget: Simplified Comments
    3. A Complex Widget: Walking Time Map
  10. 7. Scaling Up
    1. The Basics
      1. Set Up Curl
      2. Change the Admin Password
      3. Outgoing Email
      4. Logging
      5. Create a Sakai User
      6. Unix-Style Start and Stop Scripts
    2. Integrating with a Database Backend
      1. Choosing Your Database
      2. Integrating with PostgreSQL
      3. Integrating with Oracle
        1. Obtain an Oracle instance and empowered user
        2. Oracle 10: Build sparsemapcontent and nakamura with the ojdbc14.jar
        3. Oracle 11: Build nakamura with the ojdbc6.jar
        4. Configure the Oracle connection
        5. Start OAE up
    3. Set Up a Web Server
      1. Retrieve Apache and Install Modules
      2. Virtual Host Configuration
      3. Server Protection Service Configuration
    4. The Preview Processor
    5. Separating Solr
    6. Starting Clean
    7. The Checklist
  11. About the Author
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  13. Copyright