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Dennis Ju | 19 Apr 2018

May 25 is fast approaching. Every business impacted by GDPR should be well underway in preparing for the changes to data processing set forth by the regulation. To address the heightened requirements for empowering users' control of their personal data, Liferay has been evaluating and building features into Liferay DXP to aid our customers in their journey toward compliance. I wanted...

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David H Nebinger | 17 Apr 2018

Introduction So in any production system, there is typically a desire to capture metrics, use them to define a system health check, and then monitor the health check results from an APM tool to preemptively notify administrators of problems. Liferay does not provide this kind of functionality, but it was functionality that I needed for a recent project. Rather than roll my...

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David H Nebinger | 16 Apr 2018

Introduction I have never liked one aspect of Liferay logging - it is not persistent. For example, I can't debug a startup issue unless I get the portal-log4j-ext.xml file set up and out there. Not so much of a big deal as a developer, but as a portal admin if I use the control panel to change logging levels, I don't expect them to be lost just because the node restarts. ...

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Jamie Sammons | 13 Apr 2018

I'm pleased to announce the immediate availability of: Liferay Portal 7.1 Alpha 1     Download Now! We announced the Liferay 7.1 Community Beta Program on February 19th alongside our first 7.1 Milestone release.  We launched the first phase of the community beta program which was to receive feedback from our community on...

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Yasuyuki Takeo | 18 Apr 2018

While working on Elasticsearch debugging, I just made a docker-compose file to start up an external Elasticsearch with plugins that Liferay DXP / 7 installed with debugging tools. Hope this would be helpful for somebody working on investigation of search.   Liferay 7 GA6 / DXP fixpack 42 and onwards, Liferay uses Elasticsearch 6.1.3. According to the...

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Neil Griffin | 11 Apr 2018

I'm happy to report that according to the following graph from Maven Central, the download stats for Liferay Faces are trending upward. In fact, our downloads have approximately  doubled with an all time high surpassing 11,000 downloads/month!   The download stats encompass all artifacts such as: Liferay...

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Minhchau Dang | 10 Apr 2018

When you compare a CE release with an EE release, you'll find that there are a few additional modules that are only available in EE releases. In Liferay terms, these are called "private" modules. They are private in the sense that their source code doesn't exist in any public GitHub repositories (only private ones, and usually inside of a folder named "private"), and their binaries...

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David H Nebinger | 10 Apr 2018

Introduction Recently I was building a fragment bundle to expose a private package per my blog entry, . In the original bnd.bnd file, I found the following: -dsannotations-options: inherit Not seeing this before, I had to do some research... Inheriting References So I think I just gave it away. When you add the instruction to your bnd.bnd file, the class...

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David H Nebinger | 07 Apr 2018

Introduction So once you've been doing some Liferay OSGi development, you'll recognize your component properties stanza, most commonly applied to a typical portlet class: @Component( immediate = true, property = { "com.liferay.portlet.add-default-resource=true", "com.liferay.portlet.display-category=category.hidden", "com.liferay.portlet.layout-cacheable=true", ...

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Iacopo Colonnelli | 18 Apr 2018

Liferay Portal 7.0 CE GA6 Release was announced about 2 weeks ago and Liferay containerisers may desire to upgrade their Docker container to the new Liferay version. Well, this is a not so hard task to accomplish, but some steps can be not so obvious the first time one faces them. This is the reason behind this little guide on how to migrate from GA5 to GA6 inside a Docker container. ...

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David H Nebinger | 06 Apr 2018

Just a quick blog post to talk about compile time vs runtime dependencies in the OSGi container, inspired by this thread: https://web.liferay.com/community/forums/-/message_boards/view_message/105911739#_19_message_106181351. Basically a developer was able to get Apache POI pulled into a module, but they did so by replicating all of the "optional" directives into the bnd.bnd...

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David H Nebinger | 10 Apr 2018

Introduction On a project recently I had a Theme war and, like those themes you can download from the MarketPlace, I also had pages, contents and documents imported by the Resources Importer (RI) as a site template. Which is pretty cool, on its own, so I could deploy the theme and create a new site based on the theme and demo how it looks and works. But I ran into...

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Jamie Sammons | 12 Apr 2018

I'm pleased to announce the immediate availability of: Liferay Portal 7.0 CE GA6!   Download Now! What’s New Bug Fixes - Liferay 7 Portal CE GA6 is mainly a bug fix release and contains over 800 fixes. A complete list can be found here. Known Issues LPS-71774 - Browser button border overflow on Documents and Media ...

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Neeraj Gautam | 11 May 2018

Introduction This blog covers Liferay DXP SP4 integration with Microsoft ADFS (2.0) through SAML 2.0 (Liferay SAML plugin 3.1.1). Please note as per new update in Liferay SAML plugin, you don't require to restart the server post any changes at Liferay end. Also, in this blog Liferay is registered as Service Provider and ADFS as Identity Provider. This article is inspiration...

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David H Nebinger | 22 Sep 2018

This one is for my good friend Milen... Sometimes he frustrates me, but he always forces me to think... Introduction So if you've done any Liferay 7.x CE or DXP development, you may have encountered something similar to the following in your build.gradle: dependencies { compileOnly group: "com.liferay.portal", name: "com.liferay.portal.kernel", version: "2.6.0" ...

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Olaf Kock | 03 Apr 2018

  An episode on the "Per" things: Performance and Permissions. I spoke to Preston Crary, who amazingly was not mad at me for losing an earlier recording. We're talking about these (and more) topics We open with the attention to detail that's required for working on performance tuning and some short conversation about this topic. Sadly, there's not often a single...

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David Gómez | 14 Mar 2018

Everyone wants to see Liferay Portal in their native language, and version 7.1 will support up to 45 different languages. On the road to the release of Liferay 7.1 we are launching the Community Translation Team to drive the translation process. Read this post to find out why and how you can help to make Liferay Portal available in the languages you speak. Liferay Portal is used...

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David H Nebinger | 08 Sep 2022

Introduction So originally I presented the blog post, Fronting Liferay Tomcat with Apache HTTPd daemon, but that post featured my partiality for using mod_jk to connect HTTPd and Tomcat. Personally I think it is much easier to do the JkMount and JkUnmount mappings to point to Tomcat, plus Liferay sees the original request so when it generates URLs, it can generate them...

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David H Nebinger | 07 Mar 2018

A good friend of mine, Minhchau Dang, pointed out to me that I have frequently used OSGi version ranges in my blogs. I explained that I was concerned that I didn't want to bind to a specific version, I often wanted my code to work over a range of versions so I wouldn't have to go back and update my code. He pointed me at the...

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Jamie Sammons | 06 Mar 2018

Welcome to the Liferay 7.1 Community Beta Program!     During the Liferay 7.0 development cycle we launched the Community Expedition program.  With over 600 participants this was one of our largest and most successful community programs to date.  It is in large thanks to our awesome community who was...

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