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Contrib: SakaiAdminX

Description:

SakaiAdminX is a web application that seeks to simplify and ease Sakai administrative tasks.

Using SakaiAdminX you can:

  • create and delete sites (either blank or based on templates)
  • edit sites (title, skin, site icon, type, contact details etc)
  • add and remove users with different degrees of permissions
  • search for users
  • manage people that have 'admin' or 'helpdesk' access to all sites.

SakaiAdminX introduces more levels of administrative permissions to Sakai which allows a single Sakai environment to be used for multiple institutions or clients. This is achieved through the concept of 'clients', where each client has a set of sites attached to it - with their own branding/look and feel. Each client also has its own admin/helpdesk users who have access to all sites attached to that client.

You also get a helpdesk user, which has access to all sites like an admin user and you assign users to be helpdesk users giving them access to all sites, much like the admin user works in Sakai at present.

The main function of SakaiAdminX revolves around the 'Site Profile'. This is a place where all editing of the site takes place, ie title, skin, icon, contact details, as well as adding and removing users. All done with far less clicks than the existing Sakai interfaces, and all done on the one screen. The Site Profile is easily extensible, so if you need additional functionality, just plug it in!

SakaiAdminX can also be deployed separate to Sakai itself, or sitting alongside the rest of the Sakai webapps as it makes use of a vastly extended set of webservices written for Sakai.

SakaiAdminX includes a single sign on from SakaiAdminX to your existing Sakai installation, and can be CASified easily (instructions included).

Contributor(s):

~sswinsb2@une.edu.au (Lancaster University)

How to get it

Grab the code from SVN: https://source.sakaiproject.org/contrib/sakaiadminx
I recommend you check-out trunk. It has the latest code and bugfixes and is generally very stable. Down the track there will be packaged releases. Also, please read the Installation Guide below.

More information

SakaiAdminX module status

Feature

Completed

Creat/Delete sites

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Site deletion

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Site profile

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Edit site title

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Edit site skin

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Edit site icon (image in top left hand corner above the tool list)

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Add/remove client-admin users

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Add/remove client-helpdesk users

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Add/remove super-admin users

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Add/remove super-helpdesk users

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SQL ddl for installation

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Quartz bundle to complement admin/helpdesk and client services

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CAS instructions

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Internationalisation (ie resource bundles)

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Taglib builds under Maven2

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Webapp builds under Maven2

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key to feature list

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Definition

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complete!

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in progress

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on the list but not started yet

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requested

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