Canvas is a learning management system (LMS) that PS1 is considering implementing to assist with documenting and to some degree, automating the tool and equipment authorization process and documentation.
Canvas can be visited at https://canvas.pumpingstationone.org
It is early in the deployment process. Ask Kathryn Born (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Gary Newhouse for more information, or to participate.
How do I get a password for Canvas?
You first need to be in our new member management software, Wild Apricot. Login using the Active Directory username you created in Wild Apricot. You can reset your AD password here via email - https://selfservice.pumpingstationone.org/ This is not and does not affect your Wild Apricot login, however.
Feb 25, 2019: The Canvas login has been modified to use your "New AD" username instead of your email address to reduce confusion. You can check your "New AD" username on your Wild Apricot profile. You can reset the password to your AD/Canvas account from https://selfservice.pumpingstationone.org
Canvas is currently hosted in Azure as a prebuilt Bitnami container. It connects back to the space via a site-to-site VPN for authentication.
Deployment uses the Bitnami Canvas LMS stack - https://bitnami.com/stack/canvaslms
Canvas currently runs in the
bitnami-canvaslms-534e-rgroup resource group on Azure
The following components drive Canvas:
|Resource Name||Resource Type||Location|
|bitnami-canvaslms-534e||Virtual machine||Central US|
|bitnami-canvaslms-534e-ip||Public IP address||Central US|
|bitnami-canvaslms-534eni||Network interface||Central US|
|bitnami-canvaslms-534e-securitygroup||Network security group||Central US|
|canvasVault6-15-18||Recovery Services vault||Central US|
|CanvasVPN-534e||Virtual network gateway||Central US|
|CanvasVPN-ip-534e||Public IP address||Central US|
|vpc-bitnami-canvaslms-534e||Virtual network||Central US|
The Azure VPN is used to facilitate LDAP authentication against Active_Directory.
Azure is configured to make daily incremental backups of Canvas. As of 11/1/18 it contains 4 months of backups totaling 70GB.
Canvas uses LDAP to authenticate against onsite Active Directory. Canvas user information is populated by a PowerShell script that runs on DC1.pumpingstationone.org every 15 minutes as a Windows Scheduled Task. (Script should really be hosted on the PS1 github)