UBCMS System Upgrade

The UB Content Management System (UBCMS) will be upgraded from version 6.1 to 6.3 in April 2018. Participation of the UBCMS community  will contribute to an effective and problem-free upgrade.

Upgrade is Completed
  • AEM Version 6.3 has been successfully installed.
  • Training Server has been updated.
  • Previously reported and new issues are being resolved.

About the Upgrade

Security, Reliability and Support

This system upgrade, from 6.1 to 6.3, maintains the security and reliability of UBCMS. Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) is best able to support us if we are operating a current version of the system.

Touch UI

This upgrade positions us to implement TouchUI when we're ready. Touch UI is touch-enabled user interface with responsive design for the author environment. Unlike our current interface, Classic UI, Touch UI is designed to operate on both touch and desktop devices. You will not need separate devices to test with Touch UI.

There is no imminent plan for us to adopt TouchUI. Over the course of 2018-2019, we will coordinate opportunities to opt in to TouchUI at first, with an on-off switch, for exploration, testing, and training, before eventually turning it on by default.

Authentication Using Shibboleth

During this upgrade we will implement a fix for authentication so that LDAP groups can be reliably used.

Calendar of Upgrade Events

March

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
5
UC
testing
6
UC
testing
7
Load testing
8
Load testing
9


12 

Author
Testing

13
 

Author
Testing

14

Author
Testing

15
 

Author
Testing

16
 

Author
Testing

19
 

Issue
followup

20

Issue
followup
21

Issue 
followup

22
 

Issue
followup

23
 

Issue
followup

26

Final Author
Testing

27

Final Author
Testing

28

Final Author 
Testing

29

Final Author
Testing

30

 

 

April

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

2

 

3

 

4

 

5

 

6

 







 
10
5:45 pm
Snapshot of 
Author 
Start only 
necessary 
editing
11
Only
necessary
editing


 
12
Only
necessary
editing



13

Only
necessary
editing
 



16

9:00 am
Go live
Re-enter
changes 
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No site launches 4/4/2018-4/18/2018

Web Leader and Owner Responsibilities

Deadline Action
Friday, 2/23/2018 All content in new brand format
Friday, 3/2/2018 Send testers' names to dcthelp@buffalo.edu

UBCMS Tester Responsibilities

If your Web Leader or Web Owner has identified you as a UBCMS tester for this upgrade, you are responsible for:

Dates Action
Thursday 3/8/2018  Attend DCT training session  
by COB 3/9/2018 Identify key pages to test
Monday 3/12/2018
to
Friday 3/16/2018
Begin testing and report problems daily to UBCMS-Upgrade-List@listserv.buffalo.edu
Monday 3/26/2018
to
Friday 3/30/2018
Do any followup testing as requested. Report back to UBCMS-Upgrade-List@listserv.buffalo.edu
Tuesday, 4/10/2018, 5:45 pm
to
Monday, 4/16/2018, 9:00 am
Use normal author environment to edit only if necessary.
All edits will have to be re-entered after go-live!
Monday, 4/16/2018, 9:00 am New Version live.
Re-enter any content changed since Tuesday 4/10/2018. 
Report problems to UBCMS-Upgrade-List@listserv.buffalo.edu

Technical Support Information

Author

Testers will be testing content in Author, which is usually sufficient: https://ubcms-upgrade.buffalo.edu

Published Pages

We also recommend that anyone with HTML or CSS customizations test their published pages.

A hosts.txt file modification will be needed on your computer.

Reporting Problems

Testers should report any problems here: UBCMS-UPGRADE-LIST@LISTSERV.BUFFALO.EDU

We will triage and report back on the issues here: https://trello.com/b/wIUAAVu1