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   It took me long enough to bring her on: She's followed Liferay's history for longer than some of the other founders: Caris Chan. And yes, that name means that she's Brian Chan's wife. During my last visit in Liferay HQ, I took the opportunity and asked her about her view on Liferay's history - about 15 years for the company and 20 years for the software project. ...

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About two weeks ago, Jamie Sammons announced that Liferay 7.2 Community Beta Program is scheduled to start with the release of 7.2 Alpha 1, which is just around the corner. We know there are some people impatiently waiting for the program. In fact a question about it popped up on one of our Slack channels back in December. My response was “... you (and everyone else) are and will...

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Introduction In the earlier days of Liferay, many administrators missed the warning about not using HSQLDB in production. By default, Liferay is configured to use HSQLDB so you can spin up a Liferay instance for development or testing or whatever, but HSQLDB was never to be used in production because it is not a production-ready database. It's easy to set Liferay up to use a...

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Liferay Faces Roadmap for Liferay Portal 7.2 Support (2019) For Liferay 7.2 support we have three major goals: 1. Support deployment of thin JSF WARs. Liferay Faces has always required that developers embed the JSF implementation (Mojarra), all Liferay Faces JARs, and (optionally) CDI inside their WAR’s WEB-INF/lib folder. However, in Liferay 7.2 CDI dependencies will be...

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The university content team is busy, and you can find a new full course on Liferay University. Upgrading Liferay This course starts at Liferay 6.2 and upgrades it all the way to 7.1. We're using the Enterprise path, e.g. from 6.2 EE to DXP 7.1 as usual on University, but the steps apply to the Community path as well. I've had the privilege to teach this course after the...

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       If you are a new to liferay 7.x platform since liferay had migrate to OSGi platform, you must have meet the error Unresolved requirement: Import-Package  when deploying your bundles, i have a easy solution for you —— 'Take a look at your bundle's MANIFEST.MF'.       When you deploying your bundle to liferay portal, the...

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The main purpose of this release is give you a sneak peak of what’s coming in 7.2 and to get an early start on testing our packaging process. It is by no means feature complete and hasn’t been tested for quality. The Liferay 7.2 Community Beta Program is scheduled to start with the release of 7.2 Alpha 1 in the coming weeks. Similar to 7.1, the 7.2 beta program will be divided into...

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Overview Find a list of what’s included in the release in the Release Notes Download the release now at: https://www.liferay.com/downloads-community New Features Summary Oracle OpenJDK 11 -  GA3 has been tested for use with Oracle OpenJDK 11.  For more information on JDK 11 support in Liferay CE/DXP please see the JDK Roadmap post.  Also check...

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Introduction For folks that know me, they know one of my favorite soapbox rants is on HTTP and/or Portlet session storage. Recently my friend Kyle Stiemann wrote a blog about Session Storage in Liferay, and he reached out to me to proof the blog post before it was published. While it was really well written and informative, I must admit I didn't want it published. Providing a...

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Introduction I have helped many companies and organizations install Liferay (5, 6 and now 7/DXP), but often times they will stop there. I mean, once the app servers are up and serving traffic correctly, aspects like the log file(s) are ignored. Well, at least as long as everything is operating smoothly; when something has gone wrong, the log file(s) is (are) one of the first places...

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While trying to give your users the best experience ever you always try to keep things simple. In the past I have filled in many forms and many times with the same data and many times at the same site. Why? As a simple example I took a free 'zipcode to address' service in the Netherlands and used this to show how easy this can be done. And this is what it looks like. Todo...

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I’m happy to announce the release of the first beta for the new set of Liferay REST APIs. But before going into details, for those of you who might not be aware of this project, I’d like to give you some context. Our vision Over the last year and a half, we have been working on a new set of REST APIs for Liferay following industries best practices. The goal of these APIs is to...

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Background Last fall we reintroduced the option to use clustering in Liferay 7.0 by compiling a series of modules manually and including them in your project. We received a lot of feedback that this was a very cumbersome process and didn’t really provide the benefits we intended in bringing back clustering.   Enable Clustering Beginning with Liferay Portal 7.1 CE...

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Update: This has been moved to January 11, 2019. Reason for the changes The vulnerabilities in TLS 1.0 (and SSL protocols) include POODLE and DROWN. Due to these security risks, Liferay decided to disable TLS 1.0, as many other companies have done. Moving to TLS 1.1 and higher will allow users to keep communications between Liferay and Liferay.com secure. What TLS...

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So perusing the web, you'll notice there's a couple of resources out there explaining how to override the default favicon in Liferay. Of course, the standard way is to add it to /images folder of your theme and apply the theme to the site. As long as you got your path right and it's the default name, "favicon.ico," it should work just fine.  While this satisfies most use...

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So we've all seen those @Reference annotations scattered throughout the Liferay code, and it can almost seem like those references are not changeable. In fact, this is not really true at all. The OSGi Configuration Admin service can be used to change the reference binding without touching the code. Let's take a look at a contrived example from...

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Introduction When developing JSP-based portlets for OSGi deployment, and even when doing JSP fragment bundle overrides, it is often necessary to get service references in the JSP pages. But OSGi @Reference won't work in the JSP files, so we need ways to expose the services so they can be accessed in the JSPs... Retrieving Services in the JSP So we're going to work this a...

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Introduction The official Liferay deployment docs are available here: https://dev.liferay.com/discover/deployment They make it easy for folks new to Liferay to get the system up and running and work through all of the necessary configuration. But it is not the process followed by professionals. I wanted to share the process I use that it might provide an alternative set of instructions...

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Introduction A client recently was moving off of Google Search Appliance (GSA) on to Liferay and Elasticsearch. One key aspect of GSA that they relied on though, was KeyMatch. What is KeyMatch? Well, in GSA an administrator can define a list of specific keywords and assign content to them. When a user performs a search that includes one of the specific keywords, the associated...

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Introduction So often when discussing how to deal with dependencies, we're often looking for ways to package our third party jars into our custom modules. There's good reason to do this. It ensures that our modules get a version of a third party jar that we've tested with. It also excludes ambiguity over where the dependency will come from, whether it is deployed and available or...

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