Pubpages services to be replaced by OpenScholar

New service myPages starts soon!

For over two decades, the pubpages server has provided web content hosting for UNH faculty, staff, and students. But the time has come to move on to a more user friendly, easy to use, web-based hosting solution.

This spring, UNH Academic Technology will be introducing a modern replacement for pubpages that will be known as myPages at UNH. And in June we will also begin the decommissioning of the UNH pubpages. Here is what this means to you and your current pubpages content.

myPages will be a new service for UNH students, faculty, and staff who wish to maintain a personal website. It will be located at the new URL "mypages.unh.edu". The service is using OpenScholar, a web framework for academic-related websites developed at Harvard University, and it allows users to build and maintain a website using a modern web content management system. For more background information about OpenScholar, see:

http://theopenscholar.org/node/671

UNH Academic Technology staff will be offering introductory orientations to this new service starting in May.  Training sessions are listed on the AT training calendar.

During the service transition, pubpages will be placed into an archival mode. Beginning on or after June 1st, you will no longer be able to modify or update your pubpages content. Your pages will continue to be viewable to the Internet at large for a six month period before they are eventually deleted. The goal is to provide you with sufficient time to migrate or create new web content in OpenScholar, while keeping your original pubpages content visible during the transition.

FAQ:

Q1: Do I need to take any action?

A1: Only if you wish to preserve the current content of your pubpages in some way. At the end of May 2017, pubpages will become an archival system. Your original pubpages will remain available to the Internet at large for approximately six months, but you will no longer be able to update them. Your pubpages content will then be deleted at the end of December. For any content you wish to preserve, you will need to capture your own copy before it is deleted. For content that you wish to remain on the Internet, you will need to move that content to myPages or some other web page hosting service. Be aware that the URL used for reaching any of your migrated content will have to change. (See Q5 & Q6 below.)

 

Q2: Can I remove my content before the archival period begins?

A2: Yes. Before the end of May, simply delete your "public_html" directory on CIS Unix.

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Q3: How can I retire my archived pubpages content after June 1st?

A3:  Please contact the Service Desk at 862-4242. After the six-month archival period, all pubpages content, for all users, will automatically be deleted.

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Q4: How do I access my pubpages content now?

A4: Before the end of May, you can continue to access to your content by logging into your CISUNIX account using an SSH terminal session. You may also access it using the SAMBA/CIFS protocol (Windows file-sharing).

Note: You may need to use the VPN with Connection to access pubpages. URL: connect.vpn.unh.edu/all_traffic (for employees) or connect.vpn.unh.edu/basic/all_traffic (for students).

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Q5: What is the URL for my pubpages?

A5: Use the URL:

https://pubpages.unh.edu/~username

where 'username' is your UNH username. Don't forget to include the "~" character before your username or the link will not work.

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Q6: What would the URL look like for my Pages at UNH web site?

A6: It will be simpler and more customizable than a pubpages' URL:

        https://mypages.unh.edu/sitename

where "sitename" is a title or descriptive term appropriate to the content.

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Please direct any additional questions you may have about the retirement of the UNH pubpages to:

pubpages.questions@unh.edu

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  • Author: Tim Clark
  • Department: Enterprise Collaboration & Messaging
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