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Introduction to Kuali Rice ITANA Screen2Screen: Kuali on Campus May 2009 Eric Westfall – Kuali Rice Project Manager.

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1 Introduction to Kuali Rice ITANA Screen2Screen: Kuali on Campus May 2009 Eric Westfall – Kuali Rice Project Manager

2 Kuali Rice Vision Kuali Rice is a middleware framework Support the needs of the Kuali Application Projects −Foundational middleware components and services −Enhanced software development framework Leverage the middleware and development frameworks for building custom applications Achieve sustainability through community source development and adoption Iterate Rice architecture towards a Service Oriented Architecture

3 Kuali Rice Objectives To create standard APIs to Rice components To design components which are modular To provide a reference implementation based on industry standards To ensure intellectual property and open source license compliance is maintained To promote adoption by a wide variety of institutions, primarily in higher education To build a large community of interest with strong sustainability

4 Kuali Rice Components – Version 1.0 KNSKuali Nervous System KENKuali Enterprise Notification KSBKuali Service Bus KEWKuali Enterprise Workflow KIM Kuali Identity Management We will now explore each of the components in more detail

5 KNS Overview Provides reusable code, shared services, integration layer, and a development strategy Provides a common look and feel through screen drawing framework A document (business process) centric model with workflow as a core concept

6 KNS Development Paradigm CHART_T Chart (POJO) ORM Map Data Dictionary Lookups and Inquiries Maintenance Documents Transactional Documents Workflow (KEW)

7 Transactional Documents These are data-entry centric documents or “transactions” that model the business processes Examples include: Proposal Development, Journal Entry, Payment Reimbursement Built on a case by case basis using the Kuali Rice tag libraries (encompass snippets of UI behavior): −Notes and attachments −Workflow route log (audit log) Integrated with workflow

8 Maintenance Documents No GUI programming required, user interface is rendered by framework These are used for maintaining data An easy way to maintain support tables in a database Supports creation of new records and editing of existing records Examples include: −Budget rates −Project codes

9 Other KNS Features Data Dictionary Question component Notes and attachments Pluggable business rules KIM Integration for Authorization System parameters

10 Ken Overview Works with the action list to provide a single place for all university related communications −Workflow items come from KEW −Non-workflow items from KEN Non-workflow example items −Overdue library book −A concert on campus −Graduation checklists for seniors

11 KEN Overview - Continued Provides a secure and controlled environment for notifying the masses Eliminate sifting through Communication broker which provides any combination of action list, , or custom notifiers −Controlled by user preferences Audit trail for all messages just as in KEW

12 KSB Overview A common registry of services −Lists all services on the bus and how they can be connected −Through simple Spring configuration, Java based services can be “exported” from a rice enabled application as SOAP or Java Serialization over HTTP services Common service locator paradigm - access services remotely or locally Other “Rice Clients” can consume services published on the KSB

13 KSB Communication Models Synchronous = P2P : waits for a response Asynchronous = messaging : fire and forget : possible callback Queues = single service retrieved from redundant set of services; only one invoked Topics = all services retrieved from redundant set of services; all invoked

14 KSB Security Bus level : option to digitally sign, WS- Security used for SOAP services Service level security through Acegi −Service level, method level −User proxying through standard security models (i.e. CAS, Kerberos) −Security context passed along (user, authn token, roles) −Services can call authn/authz authority to validate context

15 KEW Overview Provides a content-based routing engine. −Documents created from process definitions (Document Types) and submitted to the workflow engine for routing −Routing decisions made based on the XML content of the Document Traditionally used for business transactions in the form of electronic documents that require approval from multiple parties. For example: −Transfer of Funds −Hire/Terminate Employee −Timesheet −Drop Course Composed of a set of services, APIs, and GUIs

16 KEW – Core Features Action List (User’s Work List) Document Searching Document Audit Trail (Route Log) Flexible process definition (Document Type) −Splits, Joins, Parallel branches, Sub processes, Dynamic process generation Rules Engine Notification

17 KEW – Core Features Notes and attachments Wide array of pluggable components to customize routing and other pieces of the system eDoc Lite −Framework for creating simple documents quickly Plug-in Architecture −Packaging and deployment of routing components to the Rice Standalone Server at runtime

18 KIM - Overview The Kuali Identity Management module will be included in version 1.0 of Rice Provides identity and access management services to Rice and other applications Includes a service layer as well as a set of maintenance screens Supported Concepts include: −Entities and Principals −Groups −Roles and Permissions −Authentication

19 KIM – Overview Shared identity and access management services that all Kuali projects can use Generic enough to be used by non-Kuali projects Provide a rich and customizable permission-based authorization system All services available on the service bus with both SOAP and Java serialization endpoints Provide a set of GUIs that can be used to maintain the data

20 KIM – Overview Provide a reference implementation of the services but allow for customization/replacement to facilitate integration with institutional services or other 3 rd party IDM solutions Allow for the core KIM services to be overridden piecemeal −For example: override the Identity Service but not the Role Service

21 Further Information about Kuali Rice The main Rice web site −http://rice.kuali.orghttp://rice.kuali.org −Sign up for our public mailing list −Access to our wiki


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