THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE Introduction

THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE Introduction

THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE Introduction to Agnes Chau ([email protected]) Computer Centre Updated September 3, 2007 1

THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE Agenda What is HKU Portal? Benefits and Highlights How to use HKU Portal Demonstration Putting services on HKU Portal Q&A 2

THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE What is HKU Portal? Web-based and user-customizable service that allows users to access HKU electronic services with single sign-on. Through the HKU Portal, you can access email services, online course materials, library resources and other online services provided by various departments. Launched in January 2003.

3 THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE What is HKU Portal? Accessible from the Internet at http://hkuportal.hku.hk using Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or above 4

THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE Why do we need HKU Portal? Need to meet challenges in campus informatization Explosion of online information services

Growing no. of different services providers Heterogeneous system platforms Inconsistent and unfriendly means of user access 5

THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE Current Outcome Reliable, resilient and scalable portal system. Deliver e-services in a better manageable way. Resourceful hosting a wide range of information and services for staff and students. Well received by staff and students.

6 THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE Current Outcome High access rate among staff and students 7 THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

COMPUTER CENTRE Benefits of HKU Portal In the past: services were scattered One location for email 8 THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE

Benefits of HKU Portal In the past : services were scattered Another location for faculty 9 THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE Benefits of HKU Portal

Portal : single web interface for various services and information 10 THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE Benefits of HKU Portal In the past: multiple Sign-ons User needs to login to each service

11 THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE Benefits of HKU Portal Portal : no more login is needed for email and other services after entering HKU Portal 12

THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE Benefits of HKU Portal In the past: users were given all kinds of information 13 THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE

Benefits of HKU Portal Portal : users can select which services to see 14 THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE Benefits of HKU Portal Portal : different users can have different portals

15 THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE Benefits of HKU Portal Portal : different users can have different portals 16 THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

COMPUTER CENTRE Benefits of HKU Portal Portal : users are given relevant information MyLibrary, My Department, My WebCT courses 17 THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE Current Services

HKU Todays Events and U-Notices Webmail WebCT MyLibrary My Faculty and Department Student Connect or staff UIS My Bookmarks of online services 18 THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE

Current Services Selectable services 40 online services provided by Computer Centre, Office of Student Affairs, Institute of Human Performance, HKU Museum, etc. Selectable HKU web sites HKU News HKU Departments Student Societies Halls and Accommodation 19

THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE Current Services MyUIS for staff 40 services provided by Human Resources, FEO, Estates Office, Academic Services, Research Services Section Student Connect for students 8 services provided by Academic Services, FEO, OSA

Local Weather and Traffic 20 THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE Technical Highlights Server SUN Enterprise v480 + 2 x Dell PE1850 + IBM OpenPower 710 2 CPU, 8G RAM with SAN storage Sun Solaris v8

Allow access from HKU Intranet initially Database Oracle 9i and MS SQL Server 21 THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE Technical Highlights Open source applications Portal platform : uPortal v2 Web server : Tomcat v4

Single sign-on : Central Authentication Service (CAS) Repository of user accounts : Open LDAP Email : IMP Webmail 22 THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE Technical Highlights Self developed utilities

MyLinks : intuitive interface to select services in HKU Portal CASEnabler : enable single sign-on CASLogout : provides single logout for all CAS-enabled applications 23 THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE Using HKU Portal Browser

IE v7 or v6 or v5.5 preferred Visit http://hkuportal.hku.hk User Identification / Personal Identification No. (UID / PIN) Staff : UID/PIN = HKUCC/HKUSUA account/pwd Student : UID/PIN = HKUSUC/HKUSUA account/ pwd 24 THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE

Using HKU Portal New HKU Portal icon in Staff / Student Intranet 25 THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE Using HKU Portal Single login step at http://hkuportal.hku.hk

26 THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE Using HKU Portal Presented with default services (template) Some services are displayed directly 27

THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE Using HKU Portal Can navigate among tabs to select service Select service Navigate among

tabs 28 THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE Using HKU Portal Select information / services of interest 29 THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

COMPUTER CENTRE Using HKU Portal Can also customize appearance of portal 30 THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE Using HKU Portal

Logout HKU Portal (will also logout all other services) when finished 31 THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE Using HKU Portal Close your browsers 32

THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE Staff Portal For HKU Staff 33 THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE Accessing UIS on HKU Portal

2 authentication choices for MyUIS Second login with UIS password Added security protection Direct access from HKU Portal Convenience 34 THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE Student Portal

For HKU Students 35 THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE Demonstration 36 THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

COMPUTER CENTRE Putting Services on HKU Portal Develop an online service Authenticate? No Yes enable the online service

for single sign-on (with help of CC) Register service on HKU Portal with CC Users can choose this service from their HKU Portal 37 THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE

Putting Services on HKU Portal A service can be Mandatory, Default, Optional Service Type Appear on users portal by default Can be

removed by user Can be added by user Mandatory Yes No N/A

Default Yes Yes Yes Optional No Yes

Yes 38 THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE Future Possibilities More services provided by different departments More specialized user profiles

39 THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE Q&A 40 THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE

Thank You! 41

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