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Today we meet Sylvain Chambon, head of the Java Integration Division at Open Wide, and contributor of the Kerberos authentication plugin. You have probably heard of Nuxeo partner Open Wide already, as we did a webinar together about the EasySOA research project. I had the opportunity to interview him at the Documation conference where he gave a standing-room only presentation about how he used the Nuxeo Platform to build a project management app. The good news is that he will give this presentation again as a webinar on April 24th.
The audio is available, with the background noise of a very busy Documation trade show.
Hi Sylvain. You’re working for a systems integrator called Open Wide. Are you working in the Enterprise Content Management field specifically?
Actually I’m working in the Java integration unit, across domains. We’re organized by technology. I …
What is OpenID authentication?
If you are not familiar with OpenID:
OpenID is a decentralized authentication protocol that makes it easy for people to sign up and access web accounts.
From a Nuxeo user point of view, it lets you log in with an existing OpenID provider account. No password needed, just make sure the user exists in Nuxeo having a common email address with your OpenID provider. Here’s an example:
I have an existing Nuxeo user who’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Gmail is an OpenID provider. I’ve configured Nuxeo to use it as an OpenID provider. When I am on the login page, I now have a new choice. It’s a sign in with Gmail …
The March 2013 Bug Day is over. On Bug Day, we set aside a full day where we all work together to clean up and fix as many bugs as possible. We have squashed 54 of them with some help from the community. Again, kudos to Nelson Silva who helped us with some pull requests. Here’s a little chart so you can get an idea of the work done. You can also get the full details on our Jira.
A lot of those bugs have been back-ported to the 5.6 branch so you can expect a very efficient hot fix pretty soon. This will really benefit the upcoming 5.7 release. Here’s the list of corrected bugs. Not bad for a day’s work.
|NXP-11166||Field “Send me a copy” in the invite by mail form is ignored|
|NXP-9945||In the Admin Center, some fields do not|
I’m very pleased to tell you that we now have a Kerberos authentication module thanks to Sylvain Chambon. He works at Open Wide, one of Nuxeo’s Gold partners, as Senior Software Architect and Team Manager. You might recognize Open Wide as we recently did a webinar together about EasySOA, a research project Nuxeo and Open Wide have in common.
This feature has been asked for many times by many different people. The Jira tickets go back to 2007. As you can see it’s been a long time :) If you are not familiar with Kerberos, here’s a definition taken straight from the MIT page:
Kerberos is a network authentication protocol. It is designed to provide strong authentication for client/server applications by using secret-key cryptography. A free implementation of this protocol is available from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Kerberos is available in many commercial products as well.
You might already know Laurent Dreuillat from a previous interview we conducted after Nuxeo World 2011, where we mostly talked about the customers and projects he encountered. Today’s interview will be more focused on his new job and the recent contribution of their Outlook addon.
So Laurent, the last time we talked with you, you were already working in the ECM field but in another company. You’ve recently founded a new company called Astone Solutions, a Nuxeo Gold Partner. Tell us about Astone Solutions. What are the goals of this new company?
Yes, we decided to create a spin-off from Sword that contains, among others, the ECM part of the Western France Business Unit of Sword. Our primary goal is to provide a concrete solution for the comprehensive management of documents and information within the company and its ecosystem. Astone Solutions is an IT services company specialized in …
Nelson Silva is a co-founder of inEvo and an active member of the Nuxeo community. He answers questions on answers.nuxeo.com, has published some sample Nuxeo code on GitHub (like a Dart Gadget), and even participated in our recent Bug Day. He contributed code for Tomcat 7 support and is working on OAuth2 and a Shindig upgrade.
You are one of the founders of a Portuguese company called inEvo, which specializes in web applications, computer graphics, business intelligence and software integration. Can you tell us more about the company?
Tiago Cardoso and I were both working as researchers in INESC-ID Lisbon (a research center here in Portugal) where we had the opportunity to participate in several European research projects. We decided to do it for a living so we founded inEvo, a research oriented company. Along the way we connected with some local IT companies which contracted us to …
Today I’m particularly happy to announce that an open source add-on from our partner Astone Solutions is available on the Nuxeo Marketplace. It’s an Outlook plugin that lets you save email from your inbox to any folder in Nuxeo. The source code is on GitHub.
It comes in two parts: server and client. The server part can be installed as usual through the Marketplace. The client comes as an executable with an MSI file. Simply launch the executable to install, but make sure it’s in the same folder as the MSI.
Configuration is a simple panel where you give the URL of your Nuxeo server, the login and the password of the user. And that’s all you have to do. Now if you right click on any email, you’ll see a “Send to Nuxeo” menu item. Click on it and you’ll see your server document tree. Select a …
Hi there, I’ve been hanging out at JavaOne for the past four days now. While I was at Nuxeo’s booth most of the time, I did get to attend some talks and visit other booths. Here’s a short wrap-up of my days there.
Today I’m really happy to write about some code open sourced by the Indianapolis Museum of Art. You might already have heard of them from our previous case study. And if you want to find more about them and their use of the Nuxeo Platform, sign up for this webinar with their project lead, Charlie Moad. Maybe you have seen his name on answers.nuxeo.com already, or seen his email on Nuxeo’s dev list. He’s the one that has graciously open sourced their code on GitHub. Their code is well designed and well commented, so you might want to check it out. It’s split into two repositories.
The first one, ima-nuxeo-template, contains their custom configuration template. If you want to know how to declare a MySQL datasource, or how to access users and groups from a LDAP and an SQL directory, you really should look at …