Specifying the home portal account

To use features that require an IBM® WebSphere® Portal server, such as composite applications that contain portlets, IBM Notes® users need a Home Portal account. The Home Portal account is a unique account that specifies which WebSphere Portal server to connect to for features and composite applications that require a WebSphere Portal server. You can set up a Home Portal account for users using policy, and Notes users can create and edit the account using a preference panel.

After Notes is installed and prior to using composite applications that contain portlets, or other features that require a WebSphere Portal server, users need a Home Portal account. Home Portal account information is stored in the Contacts database.

Note: The standard portal URL format is http://host:port/wps/myportal where /wps is a standard portal context and /myportal is a standard personalized Home.

To specify a WebSphere Portal server as the Home Portal account server for a Notes user, you can set the following values using the IBM Domino® Administrator client. These settings affect fields on the Notes Home Portal Account preference page.

Administrators can use the Domino Administrator client to complete the following fields on the Portal Server Basics tab for users who may, for example, need to access and use composite applications that contain portlets:

  • Home Portal Server -- Type the name of the Portal server that hosts Notes user accounts.
  • Authentication URL -- Type the URL that Notes users need to access in order to authenticate with the Portal server.
  • Authentication type -- Choose either J2EE-Form or HTTP for Web-based authentication.

These Domino policy settings override Notes account preferences and will create the account if it does not already exist.