IBM Web Content Integrator

The Web Content Integrator is a solution for integrating externally managed web content with HCL Portal. By using standard content syndication feed technologies based on RSS 2.0, the Web Content Integrator provides a loosely coupled mechanism for transferring published content and metadata to the portal after they are approved in the source system. When the content and metadata are transferred to the portal, it is possible to use the built-in content management features of Web Content Manager to secure, personalize, and display the content to users.

To use the Web Content Integrator you must:
  1. Create a feed on your source system by using the Web Content Integrator feed format specification.
  2. Configure HCL Portal to consume the feed.

Feed format specification

RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, is an XML-based format that is widely used for syndicating content from sources such as websites and blogs to readers who are subscribed to the feeds. The input to the Web Content Integrator is a content feed that complies with the RSS 2.0 format. The core feed format is relatively simple, with only a limited number of elements that need to be specified for each item in the feed. However, the RSS 2.0 specification allows the base format to be extended by using XML namespaces to support extra functions. To enable a deeper level of control over how items are created in Web Content Manager, an RSS extension is defined which contains elements that map to many of the attributes of the Web Content Manager object model.