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- Jasig-Sakai Joint Unconference - Save the Date!

- Leadership Change at Jasig



- uPortal 4.0.6 Released



- OpenRegistry went live in Rutgers

- cas-addons 0.9



- Shibboleth training available -- Oct. 22-23 -- Gainesville, FL

- CalConnect’s 2nd European conference to be hosted at Google's Zurich campus - Oct. 1-5

- Webinar - Oakland University Responds to Education Industry Demand for Personalized Mobile Content - Oct. 10







Jasig-Sakai Joint Unconference - Save the Date!



The Sixth Annual Jasig (First Joint Sakai) Unconference on the campus of Arizona State University/Polytechnic, Mesa, AZ



January 14-16, 2013 2 1/2 days of sessions; January 16-17, 2013 1 1/2 days of developer-implementer gathering



Start Up Lab at ASU/Poly


Registration TBD



DoubleTree Gilbert is offering a discounted rate of $129.00 per night, including wireless. Registration will be by individuals, using group code JASIG. Check back for more information.



Coffee Breaks, Lunch Mon-Tues-Wed provided.


*Travel Information*

Campus is approximately 30 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport


*What's an Unconference?*


"An unconference is a conference where the content of the sessions is driven and created by the participants, generally day-by-day during the course of the event, rather than by a single organizer, or small group of organizers, in advance."



Jasig and Sakai have always been about people coming together to share and learn in an open environment, and this is what an "unconference" is all about. The unconference format fits very well with our community values and goals. This January event is our sixth Unconference and will provide both spontaneous and planned opportunities to collaborate on all Jasig and Sakai community initiatives as well as initiatives from other community open source communities as well. Mark your calendar, make plans to join us and register as soon as registration opens up!


*What are we going to do?!*


The Jasig-Sakai UnConference consists of multiple face to face sessions occurring throughout the day. Some sessions may have more formal presentations, most sessions involve heavy interaction with the audience as a whole. The list of topics, presenters and facilitators is very dynamic and the final schedule will be determined in real-time, interactively with the attendees. Topics will likely include:


-Project updates on CAS, uPortal, Bedework, uMobile, Grouper, Student Success Plan, Sakai CLE/OAE

- Sessions on identity management, targeting mobile devices, development tools and techniques

- Discussions around the Jasig/Sakai merger, Openness, adopting Open Source


*OK, I'm Interested! What do I do next?*


Mark the date in your calendar and stay tuned for more information.


Contact Patty Gertz (ed at if you would like to be on the planning committee.


See you at the Unconference!




Leadership Change at Jasig


Our sincere thanks go to Jens Haeusser for years of service to Jasig. Jens has recently accepted a job as Chief Architect and Director of Enterprise Architecture at WorkSafeBC, and has stepped down as Jasig Chairman, although he will remain on the board for the duration of his term.


Robert Sherratt has been elected our new Chairman and Jim Helwig has been elected our new Vice-Chair.  In addition, Jim Helwig has been elected to fill Jens’ position on the Apereo Founding Board.


Congratulations to you both!


Patty Gertz, Executive Director

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uPortal 4.0.6 Released


Jasig is proud to announce the general audience release of uPortal 4.0.6. This release includes 63 bug fixes and improvements on top of the 4.0.5. The largest change in 4.0.6 is the completion of the portal event and aggregation systems but quite a few ancillary features and fixes are included as well.


Features and Changes of Note


* Add DASHBOARD WindowState

* Switch to tomcat-jdbc pool to replace DBCP and added automatic configuration of database specific validation queries

* Added clustered-by-default EhCache configuration using jGroups. More information on verifying your jGroups configuration can be found on the Clustering page of the manual.

* Most user-specific, non-hibernate cache entries are now purged at logout


Updating from 4.0.0-4.0.5

If you have data you care about in the UP_LOGIN_EVENT_AGGREGATE table please back it up externally or rename the table before executing the following steps. db-update will drop this table.


After configuring your uPortal 4.0.6 source run:


ant db-update

ant data-import -Dfile=/path/to/your/default.event-aggregation.xml


Release Notes:

Maven Project Site:


-Eric Dalquist


Deployer Notes

Requires Servlet API 2.5 to run. Tomcat 6.0 is the first version of Tomcat to support Servlet 2.5

Requires JDK 1.6.0_26 or newer

Data export and import is required when upgrading from a version earlier than 4.0.0






OpenRegistry went live in Rutgers


The Rutgers team is pleased to announce that the OpenRegistry went live in Rutgers first PersonRegistry production release on 08/03/2012.


I would like to extend our gratitude and appreciation to all of you for help to make this deployment a success.


You can find the complete release notes for this release


Please source from release tag


This release has also been published to sonatype repository





Omer Almatary

Consulting Application Manager

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey




cas-addons 0.9


cas-addons 0.9 is now available. This release's addition is GrouperPersonAttributeDao that could be used to pull authenticated principal's attributes from Grouper's back end.


Dmitriy Kopylenko






Shibboleth training available -- Oct. 22-23 -- Gainesville, FL


Shibboleth Workshop Series October 22-23, 2012 – Gainesville, Florida


Identity Provider * October 22, 2012 * 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (ET) 

Service Provider * October 23, 2012 * 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (ET)


Have you decided to deploy a web single sign-on (SSO) system and leverage it to access resources and contracted services through InCommon? Do you need training on installation and support?


Register now for the Shibboleth Workshop Series, October 22-23, 2012, on the campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville. Attendance is limited to 44 for each day. Registration will close when capacity is reached or one week prior to the workshop dates.


Consider attending one or both:

* Shibboleth Identity Provider Workshop on October 22, 2012

* Shibboleth Service Provider Workshop on October 23, 2012


The InCommon Shibboleth Identity and Service Provider Workshops will provide you with technical installation and configuration experience with Shibboleth Single Sign-on and Federating Software, version 2. 


Developed for organizations new to Shibboleth and those with existing implementations interested in upgrading to the v2 release, the workshops will offer the chance to:

* Install either a prototype Shibboleth identity or service provider in a virtual machine environment.

* Hear tips for configuring and running the software in production.

* Learn about integration with LDAP directories and selected packages.

The audience includes higher education and partner organization representatives with knowledge of identity management concepts and related implementation experience. Organizations are encouraged to send one or two attendees who best represent the following functions:

* System install, integration, and ongoing support staff

* Campus technology architects


REGISTER SOON ( to reserve a seat. Participation is limited to maintain program quality. Details, including information on transportation and hotels, are available at NOTE: There is a separate registration process and fee for each workshop (IdP and SP). If you wish to attend both days, be sure to register for each.


RESOURCES: To learn more about Shibboleth, see the Shibboleth wiki. More information on federated identity can be found at 


This Shibboleth Workshop Series event is sponsored by InCommon, Internet2, and the University of Florida.




CalConnect’s 2nd European conference to be hosted at Google's Zurich campus - Oct. 1-5


CalConnect XXV,  CalConnect’s second European conference, will be held in Zurich, Switzerland, hosted by Google at the Company’s Zurich campus, October 1-5, 2012. 


After attending the second member meeting of CalConnect, the Calendaring & Scheduling Consortium, as guests in 2005, we were so impressed with the quality of the discussions, and the quality of those participating in the discussions, RPI made the decision to join as a member organization. The enthusiasm which led us to become members in 2005 has continued to grow. Now, some seven years later, Mike Douglass chairs a number of technical Committees and manages the interoperability test events, and I serve as president of CalConnect.


The conference begins on Monday morning with the Interoperability Test Event,  which runs through noon on Wednesday when the Roundtable Technical Conference begins. The conference closes on Friday with a Plenary Session in the afternoon. 


The Interoperability Test Event is open to both members and non-members as participants, or as observers. You do not need finished or polished code to participate in the IOP testing; in fact as soon as you have something working at all, testing against other  implementations, including established products as well as those under development, can greatly accelerate debugging and code development.


The Roundtable Technical Conference offers Technical Committee sessions, to which all members and observers are welcome, informal BOFs (Birds of a Feather sessions), and  workshops/symposia will be offered on Thursday and Friday mornings.  While this year’s topics are being finalized, last year’s event in Prague featured symposia on “The Evolution of Internet Calendaring Standards”, and “Integrating Internet Calendaring Standards into products and services”. 


These events are intended to be of interest to, and provide value for users, and administrators of calendaring and scheduling products, not just developers. CalConnect events provide a venue for extended interaction among these communities.


When Mike Douglass and I accidentally attended our first CalConnect meeting, we had never heard of CalConnect, nor were we yet really calendar developers. The announcement of the Bedework Project was still 9 months away, and I am pretty sure we had not yet even conceived of Bedework at that time. Our early CalConnect experiences really helped forge Bedework.


The Calconnect event site is


Additional information can be found at:


On behalf of CalConnect, and the Bedework project,

Gary Schwartz



 Webinar - Oakland University Responds to Education Industry Demand for Personalized Mobile Content - Oct. 10


Students, faculty, and staff expect authenticated access to important campus resources when using their mobile devices. Come learn from Lori Tirpak, Director of Enterprise Systems, Oakland University, and Aaron Grant, Senior Developer Analyst, Oakland University, to discover why Oakland chose uMobile as their mobile platform to deliver personalized content to their constituents. The webinar will begin with an overview of trends in mobile computing on campus by Casey Green, founding director of The Campus Computing Project. Also, learn about the community that supports open source uMobile. 

This webinar will be held Wednesday, October 10, 2 p.m. EST (11 a.m. PST). 

Register here:



Jasig Newsletter - September 2012

Editor: Mark Rogers ( newsletter at jasig dot org )

Online edition at:

Past editions of the Jasig Newsletter can also be found in the Jasig wiki at: