Configure Web Applications in SLK 1.7

As of SLK 1.7 I’ve added the ability to configure the SLK mappings at a web application level as well as at a site collection level. This allows site collections in a single web application to share the same mapping, i.e. the database and permission levels, without having to configure each site collection in turn.

If a web application has been configured, a site collection can override that by having its own mapping configured.

Note that configuring SLK for a web application will not create permission levels in the site collections within that all of its site collections. If required, you will have to script this manually.

A prime example of the use of this would be if you wanted the Assignment List Web Part (ALWP) in the learners’ My Sites. You can configure the My Site web application and the the web part will be usable in every users’ My Site. As the ALWP defaults to learner view if an SLK permission is not set, it works nicely for showing their assignments.

6 thoughts on “Configure Web Applications in SLK 1.7

  1. Hi, i got 2 questions for you, The first is that I have problems with authentication of version 1.4 for sharepoint 2007, but since I’m also using remote desktop app for my website, I need to have the same authentication for the slk and the remote desktop app, because otherwise creates conflict, so my question is, what type of authentication used later versions to 1.4? the other question is how stable the slk 1.6 and 1.7?

  2. SLK doesn’t have it’s own authentication, it just piggybacks on SharePoint’s.

    I’ve got some customers using 1.7, which will be released soon.

  3. Hi Richard,

    Can you please when you are going to release the next version of SLK i.e. SLK1.7.Also as per my understanding, SLK 1.6 is still in beta, so do you want to release 1.6 first or directly to 1.7.

    Cheers
    Bhaskar

  4. Hi Richard,

    I have downloaded the SLK 1.7 version for SLK 2013.. 2013 folder is there but the installation steps are not mentioned for SharePoint 2013… only SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2007 steps are mentioned in the 2013/installation.txt folder .. Can you please help me with the steps to use SLK for SharePoint 2013??

    If the steps are same as SP 2010 then In the SP 2010 and 2007 folder we have 2 additional installation files like AddSolution.ps1 or AddSolution.cmd (depending on whether for SharePoint 2007 or SharePoint 2010) but we don’t have these files exists in the 2013 folder then Is that means we should skip the steps related to the mentioned files available for SP 2010?? and start installation with the other existing SP 2010 steps.

    Regards
    Amit Patil

  5. Hi Amit,

    The install process is exactly the same as for 2010, any missing scripts just copy from the 2010 folder. I’ll get it updated for the next release.

    Thanks for the report.

    Richard

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