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Aggie Clips

September 4th, 2009 by Erick Beck

As mentioned a few days ago, we are working on the TAMU News suite of sites this Fall.  The first of these sites to be rolled out is the Aggie Clips.  This is a service provided to campus communicators and administrators to give them a taste of how Texas A&M is being portrayed in news outlets around the country and the world.  (Note that this site is limited to viewing from on campus or remote connections to the TAMU domain.)

We migrated this site, which was originally separate html files for each article (over 25,000 of them at one point) before we put the files into a database last year,  into WordPress as a way of keeping them organized.  One nice discovery that we made was that WordPress now suports CAS logins.  I know there are a lot of WordPress blogs around campus, and unfortunately the standard installation doesn’t come with secure logins, so we pass this tip along in hopes that more people start to use it.  Installation was quite easy, with only the CAS client needing slight modifications to handle our unique response payload.

Friday, September 4th, 2009 Miscellaneous, Web Security
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2 Comments to Aggie Clips

  1. Excellent! Can you share the modifications, maybe on the wiki?

  2. Stephanie Leary on September 8th, 2009
  3. We will, but I was holding off a bit. The code from JA-SIG doesn’t support CAS3 yet, and that is supposedly coming online in December, I was waiting until they got that added before posting details. If you’d like to implement right away I’ll be happy to send you a copy individually.

  4. Erick on September 8th, 2009

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