Installing a Basic Portal

Introduction to Portal Administration

Planning a Portal Installation

The Portal Installation Wizard

Defining a Portal and Its Benefits

The Portal Framework

Benefits of Implementing a Portal

IBM WebSphere Portal

Portal Terminology

Reasons for Implementing a Portal

Troubleshooting Installation Problems

Logs and Other Tools Used to Resolve Installation Issues

Exploring the Portal and its Architecture

Configuring a Portal for Production and Future Scalability

Examining the Portal Configuration Database

Enabling LDAP-Based Authentication

Examining WebSphere and Portal Security

Using an LDAP as the User Repository

Default Portal Security and LDAP

LDAP Security Configuration Files

Securing the Portal with IBM Tivoli Directory Server

Navigating and Managing the Portal

Portal Page Management Techniques

Managing Portal Security

Administering Portal Using Attribute-Based Techniques

Exploring Attribute-Based Administration

Building and Managing Composite Applications

Configuring Web Content Management

Exploring Portal Topologies

Creating Virtual Portals and Realms

Realms and Multiple LDAPs

What Are Realms?

Realm Requirements

WebSphere Manager Member Configuration Files

Creating a Realm

Virtual Portals

Troubleshooting a Clustered Portal

Troubleshooting Methodologies for Clustered Portals

Problem Determination Methodology

Log Files

Isolating Problem Components

Tracing Portal Problems

The IBM Support Assistant

Monitoring for Performance

Production Procedures

Backing Up Portal Resources

Using XMLAccess as a Production Tool

Backing Up and Mirroring Configuration Databases

Backing Up and Mirroring LDAPs

Applying WebSphere and Portal Updates in a Production Environment

Implementing a Configuration Split in a Clustered Environment