In PeopleTools, portal technology consists of PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture and the various systems, code, and standards used for creating and managing portals.
PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture enables internet application deployment through a browser, and enables you to take advantage of PeopleSoft intranet solutions, internet solutions, and integration technologies. PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture runs seamlessly in portals created and managed by PeopleTools portal technology.
In PeopleTools, portals are built on top of PeopleSoft Pure Internet Architecture and enable you to easily access and administer content from a variety of providers, such as PeopleSoft FSCM, CRM, and HCM applications; other Oracle applications; and many third party content suppliers. PeopleTools portals enable you to combine content from these multiple sources and deliver the result to users in a unified, consistent, and intuitive interface.
PeopleTools portal technology includes:
Portal definitions, which include templates, style sheets, and navigation settings along with the portal registry of available content.
PeopleTools features that organize and aggregate content including pagelets, tiles, navigation pages, and navigation collections.
PeopleTools features that determine the organization and layout of content access points including homepages, dashboards, activity guides, and WorkCenters.
Additional PeopleTools features that organize, highlight relationships between, or index content including search, related content, and feeds, among others.
The PeopleSoft security model, which controls access to content by users, roles, and permission lists.
Features of the PeopleSoft user interface including the drop-down menu, breadcrumbs, type ahead, AJAX, modal windows, and others.