LDAP Authentication Servers brief down-time

This morning 25/6/17 between 09:01:51 and 09:12:51 Univesity of Brighton LDAP server was refusing connections, preventing users from logging in to StudentCentral, StudentFolio and other services, such as Edublogs and possibly Sharepoint.

LDAP is the central-system that handles logging into services.

The system recovered without intervention after LDAP server started accepting connections at 09:12.

Folio (studentfolio) upgrade to 15.10

The Brighton, instance of Mahara, Studentfolio (folio.brighton.ac.uk) will be upgraded on Monday, 8th August 2016. The site is scheduled to be unavailable between 9.30am and 5.30pm.

The upgrade to version 15.10 includes:

  • Reworked themes, using the (twitter) Bootstrap front-end framework
  • Improved mobile layout
  • Group journals, institution journals, and site-level journals
  • Multi-threaded feedback comments
  • The default layout for new pages can be customized
  • Collections are now listed on the Dashboard, Profile page, and “Shared with Me”
  • General usability improvements

We are currently working with our hosts to modify existing default themes to include university branding.

Uptime reports May 2016

We run Pingdom monitoring on our hosted services, studentcentral and studentfolio.

I’m going to add a monthly uptime update, and collate the data as the months go by. The ping times are filtered on Europe, 97% of our traffic is from the UK in term time, it will be interesting to monitor the spread over the Summer.

Google analytics locations

For May 2016 both Studentcentral and Studentfolio have had 100% uptime, which seems a good start, although I’m never convinced of 100% figures.

We need to get those ping times down.

Studentcentral_Uptime_Report_May2016 Studentfolio_Uptime_Report_May2016