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UT Drupal Kit

The UT Drupal Kit is a collection of IT Architecture and Infrastructure Committee-endorsed resources for Drupal site developers on campus.

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  • UT Drupal Kit

    The UT Drupal Kit aims to simplify development of websites on campus, standardize University brand templates, and improve accessibility compliance while allowing developers to retain control over customization. The distribution is availalble at the service's download page.

    Available to:Faculty and Staff
    Features
    Cost

    The UT Drupal Kit is centrally funded. There is no charge to the user for this service.

    Service Level Objectives

    Overview

    This document defines the service level agreement for the UT Drupal Kit.

    Service Description

    The UT Drupal Kit provides a common starting point for UT Web developers building Web applications using the Drupal Web content management system (CMS).

    The UT Drupal Kit contains:

    UTLogin Module: A Drupal module enabling the use of the UTLogin authentication service as an external authentication provider for a Drupal Web application
    UT Drupal Distribution: A package consisting of the latest version of Drupal core; a selection of contributed modules from Drupal; the UTLogin module; a university-branded theme ("Forty Acres"); a custom module to enable flexible content widgets and drag-and-drop page layout ("Page Builder"); and an installation profile that enables the Forty Acres theme, Page Builder module, and the most commonly-used modules for Drupal installations

    Intended Users

    The UT Drupal Kit can be used by faculty and staff, including student employees.

    Supported Computing Environment

    Server environments must meet the general requirements for using Drupal.

    To use the UTLogin module, a UTLogin Web Policy Agent (v3.3.3 or higher) must be enabled in the server environment for the Drupal Web application. Please see the UTLogin documentation for additional information.

    UT Web is a supported computing environment for the UT Drupal Kit, including the UTLogin module.

    Technical Support

    Questions on installing and configuring the UTLogin module or installing the UT Drupal Distribution can be sent to the UT Drupal Kit support list (drupal-kit-support@utlists.utexas.edu). Support is available during normal business hours (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.). Routine requests are typically addressed within three business days.

    ITS does not offer support for general questions about Drupal site-building and configuration. Informal support for campus Drupal users is available via the UT Drupal users list.

    Maintenance

    The UT Drupal Kit is available for download via the ITS website. Availability and service delivery of the UT Drupal Kit is subject to the availability of the ITS website. Use of the UTLogin module for authentication is subject to the availability of the UTLogin service.

    Scheduled Maintenance: Features and bugfixes from ITS are released and published to the service’s download page every 2 months. Security releases or urgent bugfixes may occur more frequently, depending on severity.

    Unscheduled maintenance tasks that require service downtime will be announced as soon as possible on the Alerts and Outages page.

    Change Notification: ITS will notify customers about service availability and service delivery issues for download of the UT Drupal Kit using the Alerts and Outages page.

    Developers and site owners using the UT Drupal Kit can receive notifications of new releases and additional updates through the UT Drupal users list.

    ITS will notify customers about both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance using the Alerts and Outages page. Services may not be available during maintenance periods.

    User Responsibilities

    Users of the UT Drupal Kit agree to be aware of and adhere to the university's Acceptable Use Policy.

    Web developers and site owners using the UT Drupal Kit also agree to be aware of and adhere to the following policies related to Web application development: