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47 Exploring the Administration Page in Portal Builder Administration

This chapter describes the Administration page in WebCenter Portal Builder administration and provides an overview of the tasks that are available from the Administration pages.

This chapter includes the following topics:

Permissions:

To perform the tasks in this chapter, you must have the WebCenter Portal Administrator role or a custom role that grants the following permission:

Additionally, you need permissions to create and manage portals (Portals-Create and/or Portals-Manage All). For more information about permissions, see Section 49.3, "About Application Roles and Permissions."

Notes:

47.1 About Portal Builder Administration

From the Portal Builder Administration pages, WebCenter Portal system administrators can administer the entire WebCenter Portal application.

47.2 Accessing the Portal Builder Administration Page

Many administrative actions are performed from WebCenter Portal Administration pages. After you log in as the system administrator, you can access this page in the following ways:

See Also:

"WebCenter Portal Pretty URLs" appendix in Oracle Fusion Middleware Building Portals with Oracle WebCenter Portal.

47.3 Performing Portal Builder Administration Tasks

In WebCenter Portal, there are seven main Administration pages (Figure 47-2):

Figure 47-2 WebCenter Portal Administration

Description of Figure 47-2 follows
Description of "Figure 47-2 WebCenter Portal Administration"

Table 47-1 describes the actions system administrators can perform from the Administration pages and lists the permission required to perform them.

Table 47-1 WebCenter Portal Administration Pages

Page Description Required Permission

General

Use this page to set application-level properties for WebCenter Portal, such as:

  • application name and logo

  • default page template, skin, and navigation

  • resource catalogs to use

  • page footer options

  • default language

  • starting page or portal for users and groups

  • self-registration options

For more information, see Chapter 48, "Configuring Global Defaults Across Portals."

PortalServer-Manage All

or

Portal Server-Manage Configuration

Security

Use this page to view the default security model that enables you to control what users can see and change. You can also add users and groups to WebCenter Portal and assign roles to them.

For more information, see Chapter 49, "Managing Security Across Portals."

Portal Server-Manage All

Tools and Services

Use this page to manage settings for tools and services in WebCenter Portal.

For more information, see Chapter 8, "Managing Tools and Services."

Portal Server-Manage All

or

Portal Server-Manage Configuration

System Pages

Use this page to customize out-of-the-box preconfigured pages, some of which contain task flows that are available in WebCenter Portal.

For more information, see Chapter 50, "Customizing System Pages."

Portal Server-Manage All

or

Portal Server-Manage Configuration

or

Portals-Create, Edit, and Delete Pages

Business Role Pages

Use this page to work with pages that are targeted to specific users and groups, as well as perform page management tasks for these business role pages.

For more information, see Chapter 51, "Managing Business Role Pages."

Portal Server-Manage All

or

Portal Server-Manage Configuration

or

Portals-Create, Edit, and Delete Pages

Personal Pages

Use this page to manage personal pages that are created by users. Users can create personal pages and set access to these pages. However, as the system administrator, you can edit personal pages created by other users.

For more information, see Chapter 52, "Managing Personal Pages."

Portal Server-Manage All

or

Portal Server-Manage Configuration

or

Portals-Create, Edit, and Delete Pages

Device Settings

Use this page to create and manage device groups and devices for WebCenter Portal.You can create a device group, associate various devices with it, and specify the assets, such as the skin and page template, to be used for the device group.

For more information, see Chapter 53, "Administering Device Settings."

Portal Server-Manage All

or

Portal Server-Manage Configuration