How Drupal secured the defense sector


In September 2014, the largest intranet in the defense sector was launched for one of the country's leading defense contractors, developed by NavigationArts.

This wide-reaching Drupal intranet project currently supports 110,000+ active authenticated users across the globe. The presentation will walk through the development process including methodology and inventive solutions for challenges faced, such as:

* Federated authentication/user provisioning via ADFS

* Single sign-on interoperability with other existing internal sites and tools

* Heavy reliance on Search API (currently leveraging Solr, with plans to incorporate Coveo)

* Selective content synchronization between two discrete Drupal installations, achieved via custom Services implementations and backed by RabbitMQ.

Attendees will take in the full scope of the project, the approaches taken, lessons learned along the way, and why Drupal was instrumental in making it happen.

Session Track

Drupal Showcase

Experience Level


Drupal Version

When & Where

Thursday, 14 May, 2015 - 10:45 to 11:45
Petree D - Blink Reaction + Pro People