This release of the Portal Server enables you to support multiple portals using a single user repository. You can design, deploy, and administer each portal independently.
This feature allows you to:
Deploy multiple portals on one or more hosts.
Deploy more than one Portal Server instance on one or more hosts.
Use Access Manager software to manage users for all portals, because all portals share the same user repository.
Offer SSO between portals.
Enable users to customize their desktops for each portal.
These terms are key to multiple portals:
A portal is a collection of one or more Portal Server instances that can be mapped to a single URL. The content and services delivered by a portal are common to all of its instances.
A Portal Server instance is a web application deployed to a web container, using a particular portal context URI and serving requests on a specific network port. Each Portal Server instance is associated with a single portal.
Multiple portals share the same user set. These portals can be deployed on one or more hosts, but all share the same user repository. Because multiple portals share the same Access Manager, portals that use different Access Managers are not multiple portals.
The Portal Server command-line interface provides commands for performing the following tasks:
Creating or deleting a portal.
Creating or deleting a Portal Server instance.
Listing all portals and their instances.
Redeploy of Portal web application.
Deploy/Undeploy a Portlet application.
Stop/Start-instance of Portal Server instance.