Portalguard Banner Luminis Integration

One of my current projects is to integrate Portalguard into SBCC’s single sign-on system. The project includes:

  • Set up Portalguard test environment

  • Datastore integration:

    • Active Directory

    • Luminis OpenDS LDAP

    • Update Self Service Banner user (gobtpac)

  • Single sign in:

    • All CAS (Central Authentication Service) applications

    • Luminis V

    • Banner Self Service (DBA will be doing it)

    • Integrate Shibboleth 3.X. I know that Portalguard can do SAML, just that it does not do Incommon Federation.

So far I have a few CAS apps, Luminis. I have connected to LDAP and AD. I have a Banner Self Service procedure functional.

As time permits, I will document what I did to get things to work.

Why Blog?

To me, it is a good question. Originally, way back when it was because everyone should have a home page on the Internet. My problem back then, and now is that I actually enjoy the process of setting one up more so than creating content. Creating content puts you out into the world. Too many landmines to step on now a day. There is also the question of do I have something worth saying. I know of people who are smarter than me and much more eloquent. I have female friends who I would enjoy reading what they have to say and actually wish they would blog.

I got interested in the concept again when I was an MBA candidate. One of the benefits of being an MBA student is that one is forced to write and speak. Writing and speaking for a tech introvert [1] requires practice. I tried toastmasters for speaking. Writing is another thing.

This site got me interested in blogging again:

Use Jekyll for Your Academic Site

Life, as usual, got in the way, plus, I admit, I am a lazy writer, avid reader.

I ran across this site “what I learned this Week” while researching static generators, again. The process of building is so much more entertaining that maintaining was a reminder on how to create content, yet keep it simple. The author included these excellent links:

Hopefully, I will back to it. As much as I would like this site to be more slice of life, odds are, it will be sailing and information technology subject. Word of warning, I do not fix PCs or Apples.

Launching Escape

Going sailing involves getting Escape into the ocean. The process is about 45 minutes to move the boat into position and hoisting Escape into the harbor. Then rocking over to the harbormaster guest accommodation dock. These series of pictures were taken by an onlooker who as nice enough to share. They can also be found on my Instagram account.

Invalid or corrupted package (PGP signature)

Quick documentation to be cleaned up later

When this does not work:

sudo pacman -Syu


For Antergos:

sudo rm -r /etc/pacman.d/gnupg
sudo pacman-key --init
sudo pacman-key --populate archlinux antergos
sudo pacman-key --refresh-keys
sudo pacman -Syyu

For Manjaro:

sudo rm -r /etc/pacman.d/gnupg
sudo pacman-key --init
sudo pacman-key --populate archlinux manjaro
sudo pacman-key --refresh-keys
sudo pacman -Syyu

Harbour lights shimmering tonight

I had dinner on Sterns Warf tonight. The lights from the buoys and city were pretty on how they reflected off the harbour water. This animated gif was created with a Samsung S7. Pity that it had to be converted to a mp4 for Instagram or Facebook.

This blog post has a good discussion on how to convert animated gifs for posting on Instagram or Facebook

This is the original gif.

SB Harbour Lights at Night

Anacapa Island Race

Friday, I got a last-minute call at noon to see if I wanted to sail the Anacapa Island race aka Tri-Point Ocean Race. I was lucky to get on a fast boat with a good crew. Even though my job was to be rail meat, it was very cathartic after the week I had. We had fair wind for most of the race except for the round of the island. The lee of the Island was shifty and dead for the most part. It felt like it took just as much time to round the island as it did to make the channel crossing. All and all, it definitely was a good day.

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J/70 Boat Handling with Tim Healy

Three good videos for J/70 handling. Section 3 - Tack and Gybe is put first since it is basic sailing of the boat.

Section 3 - Tack and Gybe

Step by step video on how to tack and gybe the J/70

Section 1 - Spinnaker Set Up

Step by step video on how to set up the J/70 spinnaker

Section 2 - Spinnaker Take Down

Step by step video on how to take down the J/70 spinnaker

You Found Me

So you found me. This URL, I had purchased for my personal blog. Pretty empty for blogging for so many years. All I can say this is not bad. Especially when the current robot.txt file looks like:

User-Agent: *
Disallow: /

I will be updating sometime in the future. Please do not link to anything yet. I am in the process of revamping. I can say this if I spent as much time writing as revamping, what a site!

I am off to go sailing. Later.