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OpenScholar

An AWS product OpenScholar Website Building and Content Management powered by Miri Infotech. The OpenScholar is open source software built on Drupal from which the end users easily create dynamic and customizable academic web sites. Every site comes with a suite of apps, widgets and themes, enabling the users to create, build and manage web sites with superior functionalities.

We are configuring and publishing The OpenScholar embedded pre-configured CMS with LAMP and ready-to-launch AMI on Amazon EC2 that contains this product, Apache, MySQL, Linux, PHP (LAMP).
Why Use OpenScholar?

No Technical Knowledge Needed:

The user-friendly interface for adding and editing content requires no technical knowledge, special software, or HTML. You can edit your site from any computer with an internet connection.

Drag and drop layout system:

The "drag-and-drop" tool provides an easy way to arrange the content presentation on any site. You can design site-wide default layouts or create unique layouts for different sections of your site.

Dedicated Support:

Harvard Web Publishing provides professional, help desk style support, training, and robust, regularly updated documentation.

Apps & widgets:

OpenScholar comes with a set of preconfigured, customizable and reusable apps that satisfy common use cases in (academic) websites including News, Events and calendaring, Publications, Blog, FAQ, Slideshow, etc.

Custom Domains:

Use your custom domain URL for your website. Departments and institutes can use their existing domain for all sites of affiliated scholars.

Faceted Search:

Search pages, publications, posts, events, and comments, etc. The feature also includes advanced search filtering by terms/categories.

Control the Look of Your Site:

Select from a growing number of professional themes (templates) or create your own unique theme.

Social Media Integration:

Allow sharing of your content on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

Built-in Site Analytics:

Easily plug-in and leverage popular site tracking services. Data collected will indicate traffic patterns across your site.

OpenScholar live cast:
 

You can subscribe to OpenScholar, an AWS Marketplace product and launch an instance from the OpenScholar product's AMI using the Amazon EC2 launch wizard.

To launch an instance from the AWS Marketplace using the launch wizard
  • Open the Amazon EC2 console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/ec2/
  • From the Amazon EC2 dashboard, choose Launch Instance.
    On the Choose an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) page, choose the AWS Marketplace category on the left. Find a suitable AMI by browsing the categories, or using the search functionality. Choose Select to choose your product.
  • A dialog displays an overview of the product you've selected. You can view the pricing information, as well as any other information that the vendor has provided. When you're ready, choose Continue.
  • On the Choose an Instance Type page, select the hardware configuration and size of the instance to launch. When you're done, choose Next: Configure Instance Details.
  • On the next pages of the wizard, you can configure your instance, add storage, and add tags. For more information about the different options you can configure, see Launching an Instance. Choose Next until you reach the Configure Security Group page.
  • The wizard creates a new security group according to the vendor's specifications for the product. The security group may include rules that allow all IP addresses (0.0.0.0/0) access on SSH (port 22) on Linux or RDP (port 3389) on Windows. We recommend that you adjust these rules to allow only a specific address or range of addresses to access your instance over those ports.
  • When you are ready, choose Review and Launch.
  • On the Review Instance Launch page, check the details of the AMI from which you're about to launch the instance, as well as the other configuration details you set up in the wizard. When you're ready, choose Launch to select or create a key pair, and launch your instance.
  • Depending on the product you've subscribed to, the instance may take a few minutes or more to launch. You are first subscribed to the product before your instance can launch. If there are any problems with your credit card details, you will be asked to update your account details. When the launch confirmation page displays

About

The OpenScholar is an open source web site building and content management tool intended for academic scholars. It enables the creation and management of multiple web sites upon a single Drupal installation.

Guidelines

Development is open and available to any member of the OpenScholar community. All fixes and improvements are done through pull requests to the code. This code is open source and publicly available.

Limitations

The OpenScholar does not provide multi – site configuration.

Usage / Deployment Instruction

Open the URL:http://<instance ip address>

IP address of the running EC2 instance.

Step 1: Fill username as Admin and password as <instanceId> in the primary authentication form of Miri OpenScholar.

Step 2: Choose language as English and click on Save and continue button

Step 3: Database configuration

Database type : MySQL, MariaDB, or equivalent

Database name : miriopenscholardb

Database username : miriopenscholar

Database password : <instanceId>

Step 4: Fill the following mandatory details in the Configure site section

Site name : As per your choice

Username : As per your choice

Password : As per your choice

Step 5 : Fill the following details –

Select a flavor : Development

Check on the Intranet Site option

Step 6 : Fill the following details

Installation type : Select Single tenant type

SSH using root user is disabled. ec2-user is the sudo user with root privileges with access using the key pair created during launching the instance.

MYSQL can be accessed only with SSH

MYSQL User : root

Password : <instanceID>

Note : You are not supposed to change it.

 
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