Friday, July 10, 2009

The cooler weather and the rain seem to have had some effect on the fires in the interior. It was a beautiful ride in this morning without a hint of smoke, cool temperatures and dark blue skies. If I had to complain about something, it would be the bright sun pointing out that I really need to clean my visor. I took the scenic route in which winds through the Goldstream Valley to the university. I think you may be hard pressed to find a more circuitous route in. The weather guessers are projecting more warm temperatures so I wanted to take advantage of the cool temperatures. This photo was taken from the little park like area next to the Butrovich Building at the university. I think that it is a pretty nice view. If it was really clear, there would be a nice view of the Alaska Range in the distance with occasional views of Denali. Mostly in the winter and spring when tourists tend not to come up.

Right now, we are spending a fair amount of time getting Shibboleth set up so the University of Alaska can join the InCommon Federation. Getting the IDP (identity provider) set up was yesterday. Actually, I had managed to figure out how to set one up in the past but since I'm really running short of time these days and we wanted to get it right. We have someone up from Texas helping us with the process and it is going pretty smooth. I had a really hard time with all the XML files figuring out what needs to be in all of the fields. No problems with the consultant here.

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