Installing a Web module

Install a Web module to add and activate new portlets for your portal.

Before you begin

You must be assigned a Manager or Administrator role to install a Web module.

About this task

Perform the following steps to install a Web module:

Procedure

  1. Click the Install button.
  2. Enter the Web module location in the Directory field. You can also use the Browse button to navigate your file system.
  3. Select the portlet WAR file that you want to install.
  4. Click Next to begin the installation process.
    A confirmation appears that lists the portlets that are included in the WAR file.
  5. Optional: If required, you can manually overwrite the auto-generated display name and a context root for the Web module.
    This can be useful if the Web module contains other resources besides portlets, or if you want to manage the Web module using the Administrative Console.
  6. Optional: If you want to install the Web module without starting it immediately, select the Do not start application option.
    This can be useful in a cluster scenario where you want to defer starting the Web module until it has been synchronized to all nodes.
  7. Click Finish to begin the installation, or click Cancel to quit without implementing any changes.

Results

After the installation completes, a message displays that confirms the success or failure of the installation.

What to do next

To allow others to use this Web module and its portlets, you must set the access rights for them.