The following list details features found in this document's related
release. Currently, this is JBoss Portal 2.0 RC. For a technical view of
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Technology and Architecture
Leverages the power of JBoss Enterprise Middleware Services : JBoss Application Server, JBoss Cache, JGroups, and Hibernate.
- DB Agnostic:
Will work with any RDBMS supported by Hibernate
Leverages Tomcat and JBoss single sign on (SSO) solutions.
- JAAS Authentication:
Custom authentication via JAAS login modules.
Utilizes render-view caching for improved performance.
Cluster support allows for portal state to be clustered for all portal instances.
Leverages JBoss dynamic auto deployment features.
- SAR Installer:
Browser-based installer makes installation and initial configuration a breeze.
Portal and Portal Container
- Multiple Portal Instances:
Ability to have multiple Portal instances running inside of one Portal container.
Ability to use internationalization resource files for every portlet.
- Pluggable services:
Authentication performed by the servlet container and JAAS make it possible to swap the authentication scheme.
- Page-based Architecture:
Allows for the grouping/division of portlets on a per-page basis.
- Existing Framework support:
Portlets utilizing Struts, Spring MVC, Sun JSF-RI, or MyFaces are supported.
Themes and Layouts
- Easily swappable themes/layouts:
New themes and layouts containing images can be deployed in WAR archives.
- Flexible API:
Theme and Layout API are designed to separate the business layer from the presentation layer.
- Per-page layout strategy:
Different layouts can be assigned to different pages.
User and Group Functionality
- User registration/validation:
Configurable registration parameters allow for user email validation before activation.
- User login:
Makes use of servlet container authentication.
- Create/Edit Users:
Ability for administrators to create/edit user profiles.
- Create/Edit Roles:
Ability for administrators create/edit roles.
- Role Assignment:
Ability for administrators to assign users to roles.
- Extendable permissions API:
Allows custom portlets fine-grained permissions based on role definition or portal context.
- Administrative interface:
Allows for fine-grained permissions assignments to roles at any time for any deployed portlet.
Content Management System
- Full WebDAV support:
CMS store implements
WebDAV system. Allows for native OS access to file store.
- DB or Filesystem store support:
Configurable content store to either a filesystem or RDBMS.
- Versioning support:
All content edited/created is autoversioned with a history of edits that can be viewed at any time.
- Content Serving Search-engine-friendly
http://yourdomain/portal/default/index.html (Does not apply to portlet actions.)
- No long portal URLS:
Serve binaries with simple urls. (http://domain/files/products.pdf)
- Bundled HTML Portlet:
Allows for extra instances of static content from the CMS to be served under separate windows.
- Directory Support:
create, move, delete, and copy entire directory trees.
- File Functions:
create, move, copy, and delete files.
- Custom error pages:
Error pages can be editted to suit the needs of your website - 404, invalid login pages.
- Embedded directory-browser:
When copying, moving, deleting, or creating files, administrators can simply navigate the directory tree to find the collection they want to perform the action on.
- Ease-of-use architecture:
All actions to be performed on files and folder are one mouse-click away.
- Full-featured HTML editor:
HTML Editor contains WYWIWYG mode, preview functionality, and HTML source editting mode. HTML commands support tables, fonts, zooming, image and url linking, flash movie support, bulleted and numbered list, and dozens more.
- Editor style-sheet support:
WYSIWYG editor displays current Portal style-sheet, for easy choosing of classes.
- Instant reply:
Instant reply feature, makes for one-click replies to posts.
- Post quoting:
Quote an existing topic and poster within a reply.
- Flood control:
Prevents abuse of multiple posts withing a set configurable time-frame.
- Category creation:
Create a category that contains forums within it.
- Forum creation:
Create a forum and assign it to a specific category.
- Forum modification:
Edit, move, delete forums.
- Forum and category reordering:
Reorder categories and forums in the order you would like them to appear on the page.