Summer student working on standard usage reporting module

UNINETT has engaged a summer student, Vegard Polden, to work on a standard usage reporting module for FileSender.  We target this module to become part of the standard FileSender code base.  It should be ready in a usable form before the end of August.

It will feature an overview page with various standard graphs reporting over standard time periods.  Through the configuration file you will be able to indicate which graphs are of interest for your install, and whether they are public or for admins-only.  Should Vegard have enough time, we may be able to add an additional “formulate your own query” interface.  And for those of us who have to report numbers at the end of the year, it’ll show those.

The design includes a poller/anonimiser taking log entries from the FileSender log table, anonimising them and putting them in a usage statistics table.  This setup might in the future be leveraged to aggregate and compare statistics of various sites.  That would make it easier to judge the relative impact of new FileSender features and would help us guide our development effort.

You can track the progress on  Please note this is a development machine and its contents change continuously.  If you have feedback please share it on the mailinglist.

6 responses to “Summer student working on standard usage reporting module

  1. (i have also tried to mail this to the mentioned list, sorry in case of double posting, but not sure whether that mail will get through)

    Great. I hope/assume (but just in case) you guys know of the FileSender statistics on

    And i read “…anonimising them and putting them in a usage statistics table…”: i wonder whether at some point in some situation(s) an admin would like to see top 10 users or something. Or maybe certain users would want to send an organisation a list op it’s top users (so by institute). Or maybe even some want to bill institutions and/or users, based on usage… So maybe some mechanism or data to show/support those actions would also be handy?

  2. “You can track the progress on ” > when i visit the link, i see a logon screen, no stats?!

  3. Hello there!

    I’m getting a simplesamlphp error (edeade901e) when I try to login on the filesenderstats website using the Feide OpenIDP – guest users.

    0 /var/www/simplesamlphp-1.8.3/www/module.php:180 (N/A)
    Caused by: SimpleSAML_Error_Exception: Received an assertion that is valid in the future. Check clock synchronization on IdP and SP.
    3 /var/www/simplesamlphp-1.8.3/modules/saml/lib/Message.php:556 (sspmod_saml_Message::processAssertion)
    2 /var/www/simplesamlphp-1.8.3/modules/saml/lib/Message.php:514 (sspmod_saml_Message::processResponse)
    1 /var/www/simplesamlphp-1.8.3/modules/saml/www/sp/saml2-acs.php:50 (require)
    0 /var/www/simplesamlphp-1.8.3/www/module.php:135 (N/A)”

    It doesn’t help to see the results…

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