Administering virtual portals

View information to help you scope your HCL Portal to have multiple virtual portals.

Note: Before you start creating or administering virtual portals, read the information in Planning for virtual portals.
Administering virtual portals and their content comprises the following tasks:
  • Administering the portal content and resources for virtual portals
  • Administering the users for virtual portals
  • Administering content and search with virtual portals

You can use the following tools to administer your virtual portals:

  • The Virtual Portal Manager administration portlet
  • Command line tools as follows:
    • You can use portal configuration tasks for administering virtual portals.
    • You can use the XML configuration interface to work with virtual portals.
The following table shows how you can use these portal tools to administer virtual portals:
Table 1. Administrative tasks and the portlets and other tools for these tasks
Administrative task Portlet for this task Configuration task XML configuration interface
Configuring the sub-administrators for a virtual portal Access control portlets --- X
Creating a virtual portal Virtual Portal Manager X ---
Filling a virtual portal with initial content Virtual Portal Manager --- X
Listing all virtual portals Virtual Portal Manager X ---
Modifying a virtual portal Virtual Portal Manager X ---
Deleting a virtual portal Virtual Portal Manager X ---
Note: The following two administrative tasks are manual tasks:
  • Adding and configuring the user repository for the virtual portal
  • Pre-configuring virtual portals

The following sections provide more information about these administrative tasks and how you perform them. The portal configuration tasks for administering virtual portals are documented under Portal configuration tasks for administering virtual portals.