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CA - Providence: could be multisite installation?

Hello to all,
Is there aany chance of being able to configure providence as multisite?
We need to manage many sites where each site is indenpendent from others, but at the same time all sites depends to one that could manage all.
And we solved this purpose making users and groups for any site.
But we are having problems of performance using this solution, because we have more than 100 groups to manage, and some groups have many many objects and metadata.
So indexing become very long (more than 20hours) and also the search form becomes slow (more than 3000 query make as default in simple search)
Is there a configuration to set Providence as a multisite? or there is not intention to make Providence multisite?
Do you have any idea to solve this problem?

Luigi Montinaro
CA - PROVIDENCE - v. 1.7.5
PHP v: 7.1.14
MySQL v: 5.6.25


  • There is no configuration to set Providence as a multisite system as you've described outside of the access controls you've already experimented with. We don't currently have plans for developing multisite functionality beyond the current access controls.

    Some consortium users have chosen to aggregate multiple stand-alone Providence sites into a single central system. However, this set up is ideal for the production of a single front-end/public web portal and does not address the need to have a common back-end data set for multisite users and catalogers. Essentially it creates a common system for publication, not for editing.

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