Sun Java Enterprise System 5 Installation Guide for UNIX

ProcedureTo Access the Portal Server Desktop from a Sun Web Container

The web protocol for Portal Server can be either HTTP or HTTPS. By default, the host is hostname.domain.

  1. In a browser window, use the following URL format to display the sample Desktop (the default Portal Access URL and default deployment URI are/portal):


    When you enter the URL, the welcome page is displayed, including a short description of Portal Server and links to the sample portals that you selected for installation. Click one of the links to access the anonymous portal desktop for the sample portal. If the sample desktop displays without any exception, your Portal Server installation was successful.

  2. Enter the following in the browser:


  3. Verify that the gateway is running on the specified port (default is 443):

    netstat –an | grep port-number

    If the gateway is not running, use the following command to start the gateway:

    PortalServer-base/bin/psadmin start-sra-instance –u amadmin -f amadmin-password-file – –instance-type gateway – –instance-name GatewayInstancename

  4. View the log files to verify that there are no problems logged.

  5. Run Portal Server in secure mode by typing the gateway URL in your browser:


    If you have chosen the default port (443) during installation, you need not specify the port number.

  6. For a mobile device, use the following URL format:


    Note –

    The Portal Server URL and the deployment URI must be the same. For example, if the Portal Server URL is http://hostname.domain:port/portal, the deployment URI must be /portal.

    • Portal ID: The default value is portal1.

    • Search ID: The default value is search1.

    • Deployment URI: The default value is /portal.