How in the Heck do I give a presentation?

29 March 2016

Presentations seem so very difficult. Something that takes hours of preperation and rehearsal … or so I thought. We just had a conversation with Kristen Hunter that showed us a better way. She presented here in Louisville, KY for CodePaLOUsa. Many of us want to discuss and share what we are excited about with others. Figuring out how to do that is where Kristen is here to help us.

Upgrading from Liferay 6.1 to 6.2 Part 3

11 March 2016

In version 6.2 Liferay has made quite a jump to version 4 of Solr from 1.4 in use with Liferay 6.1. The Solr 4 setup for Liferay 6.2 is very similar to the setup for the previous version. First we will need to configure the Solr Portlet which gets deployed to Liferay. Second we will then need to configure and deploy the Solr server. This work is being performed on a XFCE Fedora Core 23 workstation. Software being used is Liferay 6.2 EE, Solr 4.9.1 and Apache Tomcat 7.0.68.

Upgrading from Liferay 6.1 to 6.2 Part 2

10 March 2016

Now that we have repaired the database we are ready to configure Liferay 6.1 to prepare it for the upgrade. For the upgrade I recommend that you deploy only the core Liferay installation. This keeps the number of things that can go wrong to a minimum. You can then later deploy any additional Liferay and custom portlets.

SSH: Remove weak encryption algorithms

27 April 2016

Recently my workstation was scanned for vulnerabilities and the Nessus scanning software reported a medium vulnerability of “SSH Weak Algorithms Supported”. The Vulnerability report had few details. Luckily I was able to find the folowing resources.

Subversion: Useful Command Line Goodness

21 April 2016

Recently there has been the need for me to revert changes in Subversion and to remove all unversioned files. This requires a few different Linux commands along with some Subversion commands.

Liferay: How to Find Current User Permission Algorithm Version

10 March 2016

The Liferay user permission algorithm version can be found by going to Control Panel -> Server Administration -> Properties -> Portal Properties and finding the value for property “permissions.user.check.algorithm”.

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