Glossary

Overview

The glossary contains a list of frequently used words and acronyms related to OmniUpdate and the OU Campus system.

X.509 public certificate

An ITU-T standard for a public key infrastructure and Privilege Management Infrastructure (PMI) that includes formats for public key certificates, certificate revocation lists, attribute certificates, and a certification path validation algorithm. Used with LDAP.
Learn more...

Access Rights

The ability to edit a web page or part of a web page.
Learn more...

Accessibility Check

Validation available to ensure web accessibility compliance, including WCAG 1.0 and 2.0 (all levels), Section 508, Stanca Act, and BITV 1.0.
Learn more...

Approver

A user that has been assigned to approve pages for another user.
Learn more...

ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications)

Defines a way to make Web content and Web applications more accessible to people with disabilities.
Learn more...

Asset (assets,asset,Assets)

A reusable piece of content (text, code, form, or image gallery) that can be placed on many pages. When an asset is edited and published, all subscribing pages are automatically published with the changes.
Learn more...

Audit Trail

List of actions with person, date and time noted.
Learn more...

Auxiliary Site

An alternative production server for binaries.
Learn more...

Auto Draft

A WYSIWYG feature that saves a draft locally.
Learn more...

Bottleneck

Delay caused by numerous website additions and updates being sent to the webmaster for placement on the web.
Learn more...

Brand Integrity

The characteristic look, feel, and persona of a website are maintained.
Learn more...

Broken Pages (Broken Page)

A page containing one or more links that no longer exist that need to be corrected.
Learn more...

Browser-Based

All web CMS editing and administration is done via a browser accessing a web page. No other software components, other than a standard browser, are required.
Learn more...

CAS (central authentication server)

A protocol used for centralized single sign-on and authentication for a system.
Learn more...

CSS (cascading style sheet)

A specification of the formatting style for various elements of a web page.
Learn more...

Chat

Online web-based text messaging, usually in real-time between two or more users.
Learn more...

Check-In/Check-Out

Access control where a page currently being edited is checked out and not available for others to edit. The page is checked in upon cancellation of the edit or publishing of the page.
Learn more...

CMS

Content Management System. OmniUpdate's OU Campus is the number one CMS for Higher Education.
Learn more...

CodeProtect

WYSIWYG feature that allows for script code blocks to be safely inserted into an editable region.
Learn more...

My Checked-Out Content

My Checked-Out Content displays a list of all the pages currently checked out to the user.
Learn more...

Dashboard

Area in OU Campus that includes Workflow, Current Projects, Broken Pages, and Settings/Preferences (for a user).
Learn more...

Dependency Manager (DM)

An OU Campus feature that manages links.
Learn more...

DirectEdit from Web Page

The ability to access the web CMS editor from a (usually hidden) link on any web page and immediately edit the page without requiring users to find their pages in the web CMS directory.
Learn more...

Editable Regions

Sub parts of a web page that are deemed accessible and editable by a particular content editor.
Learn more...

File Management

The ability to perform standard file functions within the web CMS such as copy, move, rename, delete, etc.
Learn more...

Final Check

Administrators have the ability to enforce spell checking, link checking, W3C validation checking, and/or accessibility checking before a page is published.
Learn more...

Friendly URL

The URL designator for a web page that is composed of human readable text, as opposed to unintelligible strings of characters, usually with meaning only in a database structure.
Learn more...

Granular Control

Control access that can be refined to particular and even small parts of a web page for editing or applied to the selection of particular editing tools.
Learn more...

Group Management

Sets up groups such that membership in a group allows users certain access and editing tool privileges.
Learn more...

HTML (HyperText Markup Language)

The standard markup language used on the Web to apply formatting to text.
Learn more...

IdP (Identity Provider)

Identity Provider. Used with Shibboleth authentication.
Learn more...

In-Context Editing

The ability to edit a web page as it would appear on the web. The actual web page is displayed during editing as opposed to a lesser text field element.
Learn more...

Insert Media

The web CMS capability to insert graphics, audio, video and other multimedia types.
Learn more...

JAR

Java Archive (JAR) file format for archiving and is compressed.
Learn more...

JustEdit

JustEdit is the WYSIWYG Editor used in OU Campus, using the TinyMCE 4 toolbar.
Learn more...

LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol)

Used to simplify the maintenance of user login information for multiple services. Active Directory uses the LDAP protocols and is often used synonymously with LDAP.
Learn more...

LDP (Live Delivery Platform)

Live Delivery Platform (LDP) is a set of interactive features provided as optional modules in OU Campus.
Learn more...

Multi-Browser Preview

The ability to display a preview of a web page in different browsers and different platforms before publishing.
Learn more...

Multi-Browser Support

The ability to access a web CMS and edit web pages through any number of popular browsers.
Learn more...

Multi-Site Management

CMS support and management of unlimited sites and subsites (even sites hosted on different web servers).
Learn more...

Multiple Operating Systems Support

The ability to operate a web CMS in the browser application that can be run on any number of operating systems (e.g. Windows, Macintosh, Linux, etc.).
Learn more...

OU Campus

OmniUpdate's enterprise content management system (what this site supports)
Learn more...

OU Calendar

A powerful enterprise calendar that can be customized to meet an institution's site needs.
Learn more...

OU Social

A Facebook app for integrating OU Campus™ content with Facebook
Learn more...

Presentation Consistency

The maintenance of a desired presentation across the pages of a website. Usually effected via CSS or XSL techniques.
Learn more...

Production Server

A site that is intended to serve web content to users.
Learn more...

Quick Search

The ability to index and offer a look-up search field to find pages on the website that match the search criteria.
Learn more...

RDN (relative distinguished names)

Parts that comprise distinguished names (DNs)
Learn more...

Redaptive

Refers to a responsive and adaptive site design.
Learn more...

Regex (Regular Expressions)

Regular expressions (regex) provide a way to match strings of text based on patterns or patterns of characters.
Learn more...

Repurposing Content

The breaking down of content into appropriate sized chunks so that the content can be combined and re-used in various situations and formats.
Learn more...

RSS (Really Simple Syndication)

A format that allows users to pull new content for viewing upon request.
Learn more...

Save-in-Place

A WYSIWYG feature to save by performing: CTRL+S (CMD+S for Macintosh).
Learn more...

Schedule Content

The publishing of a web page through a web CMS at a particular time or removing and replacing content at a certain time with a special redirection or notice.
Learn more...

Section 508 Compliance

Compliance with Section 508, which specifies text descriptions of graphic elements that may not be viewable by certain persons.
Learn more...

SP (Service Provider)

In the context of OU Campus, usually used in discussions of Shibboleth authentication integration.
Learn more...

Settings/Preferences

Settings/Preferences allows users to see the current configuration of their user information.
Learn more...

Shibboleth

The Shibboleth System is a standards based, open source software package for web single sign-on across or within organizational boundaries.
Learn more...

Single Sign-On

The ability to access any number of applications using one sign-on event.
Learn more...

Snippets

Re-usable content insertable from the WYSIWYG Editor.
Learn more...

Social Media Publish

Automated publishing of content to social media channels, such as Facebook and Twitter.
Learn more...

Software as a Service (SaaS)

A modern software deployment approach where the application runs on the vendor's servers and all customer use is via a web browser.
Learn more...

SPIF

Blocks of re-usable content, similar to widgets.
Learn more...

SSL

Secure Sockets Layer is a cryptographic protocol that provides communication security over the Internet.
Learn more...

Start (TLS)

An extension to plain text communication protocols upgrading a plain text connection to an encrypted SSL/TLS connection instead of using a separate port for encrypted communication.
Learn more...

SSI

Server-side Include
Learn more...

Tagging

The inclusion of tags that are used to specify certain actions to a web CMS.
Learn more...

Templates

Structured documents that indicate how text will conform to a specified format.
Learn more...

Track Content Changes

The ability of a web CMS to determine the difference between two succeeding versions of a web page.
Learn more...

Version Control and Revert

The ability of a web CMS to store different versions of a website at given times and roll back the pages to be displayed to a previous version.
Learn more...

WAYF (Where are You From)

Used in Shibboleth authentication.
Learn more...

Walled Garden

Account-level access provides sites or subsites to contain and simplify user access and management.
Learn more...

WAR (Web Application Archive)

A JAR file used for distribution of files for a web application.
Learn more...

Workflow

A web CMS requirement that allows certain tasks to be done in a specified manner, subject to certain approvals. Also, emailing in OU Campus.
Learn more...

WNL (What's New Live)

OU Campus™ feature that allows for dynamic CSS-driven display of RSS content on a web page.
Learn more...

WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get)

An editing approach supported by web CMS that enables the user to view and edit content in context of the entire page.
Learn more...

XHTML

Extensible HyperText Markup Language: an application for XML stricter than HTML and providing well-formed documents for XML.
Learn more...

XML

eXtensible Markup Language
Learn more...

XSLT

Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations: A transformation engine to process XML and XSL to create various outputs.
Learn more...

XSD

XML Schema Definition
Learn more...

XSL

Extensible Stylesheet Language: A scripting language used to define how to style XML for various file output types.
Learn more...

Zip Import

Users can upload a single zip file containing multiple files.
Learn more...