Part III, Staging, includes the following chapters:
In the staging phase of the portal life cycle, you use the WebLogic Portal Administration Console to create portal desktops, manage users and groups, and perform other administration tasks. You can add producers and consume portlets, books, and pages that are deployed in producers. In a staging environment, you build and test all of your portal’s components before moving the portal to production.
If you are developing federated portals, you perform most of the security configuration in the staging environment using the WebLogic Portal Administration Console and WebLogic Server Administration Console.
For more information about the portal life cycle, see the WebLogic Portal Overview.