Contrib: SakaiAdminX

Description:

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 as it takes you through step-by-step how to get it all up and running. It's essential reading.

More information

SakaiAdminX module status

Feature

Completed

Create/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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Edit contact details for site

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Edit site description incl support for rich text

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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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Create/delete users

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Query 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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RESTful url to export site list for given user

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Batch create sites

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Checkbox to copy resources from the template when creating sites

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Checkbox to copy users from the template when creating sites

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Add support for teaching assistant role

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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

Extending SakaiAdminX

SakaiAdminX is built to be modular and as such it is very simple to add additional functionality. An SIS Integration is very simple - for instance, if your SIS can be searched for unit codes via a webservice say, you could add these unitcodes to the site (additional DB table required but again, very simple), and then have a quartz script to run over the DB table and communicate with your SIS updating the site list as required. This could easily slot in the Site Profile.

Note: This particular integration has already been done for another implementation so if you would like more information, or would like this SIS module created for you, contact the author of SakaiAdminX: ~sswinsb2@une.edu.au.

Whats the X for?

The X in SakaiAdminX is for eXternal - that is, it doesn't need to run in Sakai - its a complete external administration utility for Sakai. Once you get it configured, you'll never need to do anything in the Admin Workspace or in any Sites/Realms tool in Sakai (ever again)!

Who is using it?

  • Lancaster University, UK
  • A local UK based training company

If you are using SakaiAdminX, let us know and we'll put you on the list!