The following list details features found in this document's related release. For a
technical view of our features, view the
Project Roadmap and Task List
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
Leverages Tomcat and JBoss single sign on (SSO)
- JAAS Authentication:
Custom authentication via JAAS login
Utilizes render-view caching for improved
Cluster support allows for portal state to be
clustered for all portal instances.
Leverages JBoss dynamic auto deployment
- SAR Installer:
Browser-based installer makes installation
and initial configuration a breeze.
- Portlet Specification and API 1.0 (JSR-168)
- Content Repository for Java Technology API (JSR-170)
- Java Server Faces 1.2 (JSR-252)
- Java Management Extension (JMX) 1.2
- Full J2EE 1.4 compliance when used with JBoss AS
Portal and Portal Container
- Multiple Portal Instances:
Ability to have multiple Portal
instances running inside of one Portal container.
Inter-Portlet Communication API enables portlets to create links to other
objects such as a page, portal or window .
The ability for administrators and users to create and destroy objects such as
portlets, pages, portals, themes, and layouts at runtime.
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, AJAX, 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:
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
- Role Assignment:
Ability for administrators to assign
users to roles.
- Extendable permissions API:
Allows custom portlets
permissions based on role definition.
- Administrative interface:
Allows for permissions
assignments to roles at any time for any deployed portlet, page, or portal instance.
Content Management System
The CMS is powered by Apache Jackrabbit, an open source implementation
of the Java Content Repository API.
- DB or Filesystem store support:
Configurable content store
to either a filesystem or RDBMS.
- External Blob Support:
Configurable content store allowing
large blobs to reside on filesystem and content node references/properties to reside in
- 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 URLS:
http://yourdomain/portal/content/index.html (Does not apply to portlet actions.)
- No long portal URLS:
Serve binaries with simple urls.
- Multiple HTML Portlet instance support:
Allows for extra
instances of static content from the CMS to be served under separate windows.
- Directory Support:
create, move, delete, copy, and upload
entire directory trees.
- File Functions:
create, move, copy, upload, and delete
- 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 WYSIWYG
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
- Editor style-sheet support:
WYSIWYG editor displays
current Portal style-sheet, for easy choosing of classes.
- Internationalization Support:
Content can be attributed to a specific locale and then served
to the user based on his/her browser settings.
- Instant reply:
Instant reply feature, makes for one-click
replies to posts.
- Post quoting:
Quote an existing topic and poster within a
- Flood control:
Prevents abuse of multiple posts withing a
set configurable time-frame.
- Category creation:
Create a category that contains forums
- Forum creation:
Create a forum and assign it to a specific
- 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.