Presentation on theme: "Enterprise Portal Overview"— Presentation transcript:
1 Enterprise Portal Overview HR Development DivisionPA Office of AdministrationRoom 511 Finance BuildingHarrisburg PA 17120Click the arrows to go forward or back
2 Course DescriptionThis is an introductory course for the Enterprise PortalYou will be introduced to the basic components of the Portal and how users interact with them on various levelsThis course is required prior to attending other Portal classes
3 Agenda I. Enterprise Portal II. Logging in VII. Collaboration The Portal & Portal ArchitectureHow the Portal works (in a Nutshell)II. Logging inVII. CollaborationIII. My pagesVIII. PublisherIV. CommunitiesIX. StudioV. Knowledge DirX. SecurityVI. SearchXI. Roles and Training
4 Identity Mgmt & Security The PortalPortalCommunitiesApplicationsThe Portal is a Framework for deploying a broad range of solutionsEverything in the portal is organized around communitiesCommunities, pages and portlets make up the user experiencePortlets can display content and functionality from any of the Activity Servers, as well as other remote applicationsPortalCollaborationPublisherActivity ServersStudioSearchAnalyticsProcessIdentity Mgmt & SecurityIDKDatabaseDocument Repository
5 Portal ArchitectureThe main function of the portal is to deliver the user interface (communities, pages, and portlets) to the end user, as well as control security access to each of those elementsThe portal communicates with back-end Activity Servers to provide specific functionality or contentThe portal connects to Active Directory, so you use your regular CWOPA account to login
6 How the Portal Works (in a Nutshell) When a user goes to a portal URL, the portal server retrieves the page structure from the database and checks the security for each object (community, page, and each portlet) to verify the user’s accessThe portal then retrieves the actual contents of each portlet from the appropriate Activity Server, and finally puts the whole page together and sends it to the user’s browser
7 How the Portal Works (in a Nutshell) If a user isn’t logged in, or doesn’t have at least Read access the portal will not display that information.The job of the Community Manager is to create all the containing objects, and manage the security on each object so users receive only what is appropriate for them
8 III. Logging inFor users connecting to the portal from a computer on the CWOPA domain, login to the portal is automatic.For users connecting from outside of the CWOPA domain you must enter your User name and Password following the directions on the login screen.* To verify if you are logged in or not scroll to the bottom of the navigation portlet in the left column.If there is a “Log Off” button you are logged inIf the button says “Log In” you are not logged in to the portal
9 IV. My PagesMy Pages are your personalized view of the portal. Each My Page displays portlets that you choose.Other users can not see your My Pages.You can have up to 7 different My Pages, each one with it’s own layout and portlets.These are the tasks that can be performed on a My Page.Edit page nameChange page layoutAdd portletsDelete portletsRearrange portletsClick the My Pages dropdown and select Home Page
10 My Pages MenuTo customize your default My Page or access other pages within My Pages, click My Pages to display the menu.The My Pages default menu contains the following options:Create New PageEdit PageAdd PortletsEdit Portlet PreferencesDelete this PageHome PageThese options are available when you view the menu from a My Page. If you view the menu from any other page in the portal, you will only see the Create New Page option and a list of your My Pages.
11 Click the My Pages dropdown again to see more options Select Edit Page to change the layout
12 Layout Click Select Page Layout for more page options Choose one of the four options and click FinishRename your page here
13 Adding Portlets This is a My Page before being setup or click Add Portlets on the Edit Page viewTo add portlets click hereor click Add Portlets on the My Pages dropdown
14 Use the Search box to limit the choices Select aPortletScroll through the pages of available portlets
15 The Edit Page functionAllows you to rearrange the portlets on your My PageClick and drag to move portlets. Wide portlets cannot be moved to a narrow column.
16 V. CommunitiesCommunities are sites within a portal designed for a specific audience or task, such as collaborative projects.The portlets, layout, community preferences, and subcommunities within a community are determined by the community manager.Although the community managers determine which portlets are displayed in a community, a portlet itself might allow community members to change the content within each portlet.To view the communities of which you are a member, click the My Communities menu. To view a community, click its name.
17 My Communities Menu The My Communities menu also allows you to: Join CommunitiesUnsubscribe CommunitiesAdd PortletsEdit this CommunityCreate New PageEdit Portlet PreferencesDepending on the security settings all of these options may not be available to you.
18 Joining a CommunityFrom the My Communities menu, select Join Communities.Search for and select the communities you want to join.After you have selected all of the communities that you want to join, click Finish.Note: To unsubscribe from communities on this page, clear the check boxes next to the communities from which you want to unsubscribe.Note: You will only see the communities that you have permission to join. If you are not able to join a community, ask your portal administrator to change your access privilege.
19 Searching for a Community On the Join Communities page, type the text for which you want to search in the Search for Communities text box.ClickYou can perform the following actions on the search results:To change the way the search results are sorted, in the Sort by drop-down list, select Relevance, Last Modified Date, or Folder.To join a community, select it and click Finish to save your changes.
20 Unsubscribing from a Community This page lists all of the communities of which you are a member, making it simple to unsubscribe from communities you no longer need. However, your administrator might have made your membership in some communities mandatory.NOTE: You cannot unsubscribe from mandatory communities.To remove yourself from a community:In the My Communities menu, click Unsubscribe Communities.To select all non-mandatory communities, select the box next to My Communities; to select an individual community, select the box next to the community.Click Unsubscribe.To save your settings, click Finish. To revert to your previous settings, click Cancel.The communities to which you unsubscribed nolonger appear in your My Communities menu.
21 VI. Knowledge Directory Allows all logged in Users to browse the folders in the Directory that they have been given access to. The Knowledge Directory is similar to a Windows Explorer file system tree in that documents are organized in folders and subfolders.A folder can contain content from various sources including documents, links to people, portlets, and communities. If your Portal or Community Manager has given you permission you may also be allowed to submit content or documents to the Knowledge Directory.If the folder includes a description, it appears as a tooltip. To view the description, place your mouse over the folder name.
22 Knowledge Directory (cont) To view a document or content in a folder or subfolder, click the folder or subfolder, navigate to the item you want to view, and click its name.You can tell other portal users about a document by sending them a Document Invitation. When other portal users click the URL in your , the document displays. If a user does not have permission to see the document, an error message is displayed.
23 Knowledge Directory (cont) The following options are only available to you if you have the appropriate permissions. Contact your Portal or Community Manager if you need to perform any of these actions but do not have the option to do so.Edit the DirectorySubmit DocumentsAdd yourself as an ExpertSee Related CommunitiesSee Related FoldersSee Related PortletsSee Related ExpertsSee Related Content Managers
24 VII. SearchThe Portal Search is included in the header for all communities. The search returns results from the Portal.The Agency Search is created by the agency Portal Manager or Community Manager for use on the community pages. The search can be set up to look in specific folders in the Knowledge Directory, specific Publisher portlets, as well as Collaboration Projects.
25 VIII. CollaborationThe collaboration portion of the Portal provides us with Projects or work areas to share information.NOTE: Projects in the portal are distinct and separate from project management activities.Collaboration Projects allow us to:Set schedulesManage tasksShare documentsExchange ideas
26 Collaboration Project The functional areas of a ProjectSet SchedulesShare documentsManage tasksExchange ideasOverview
31 Collaboration Summary Collaboration Projects provide an easy to use interface for sharing calendars, tasks, documents and discussions.Anyone assigned as a Project Leader should take the Collaboration Project Leader Workshop training.The workshop covers:Setting up and using the projectAdding users and setting securityUsing WebDAV to upload documents and folders
32 IX. PublisherPublisher allows portal users to publish content in a controlled, consistent way. Publisher provides fully integrated administration, search, security, and user profile management.
33 Publisher UsersPublisher users can be divided into the following groups based on the tasks they perform:Content Manager - Creates and Maintains all Publisher based content for a community and its subcommunities.Community Manager - responsible for the creating and publishing content.Content Portlet Developer - responsible for creating portlets that are used in community pages and My Pages as well as the templates that are used within Publisher.Portal Manager - responsible for configuring and maintaining the agency folder in Publisher.These Publisher groups are assigned permissions based on the roles listed in the Enterprise Portal Governance document.To review the document, sign into the Portal then click here
34 X. StudioStudio gives us a set of portlet templates that allow users to create powerful database driven portlets.An easy to follow Wizard walks you through the creation processCreate polls and surveys quicklyBuild a database to your specificationsDatabase stores all information submitted by usersPortlets collect data from and display data to end users
35 Studio Portlets There are seven (7) Studio Portlet Templates available Studio CalendarStudio PollStudio SurveyStudio Data SubmissionStudio Record BrowserStudio Record LookupStudio Record SummaryAn additional portlet template available for Studio is the New Studio Portlet. This allows the user to preview the various types of Studio portlets and choose the one that best meets their needs.
36 Studio CalendarLooks just like the Collaboration Calendar but, the New Event button opens a custom designed submission form set up by the portlet creator.
37 Studio PollIn just a few minutes time you can create a portlet that asks one questionand get immediate feedback.
38 Studio Survey A survey can be created to ask a series of questions. The type of response is selected while setting up the survey with the Wizard.
39 Studio Data Submission The Data Submission portlet allows users to determine what information they want to captureThe input form shown here lets the audience respond to a set a questionsThese responses will be created as records in the DatabaseOther portlets can be created to display or search for the records in the database
40 Studio Record BrowserUsing a Record Browser portlet you can view and edit the records that have been created in the various Studio databases.You can also create New records, Export records, and Delete records based on the permissions you have to the database.
41 Studio Record LookupThe Record Lookup portlet lets you specify the search criteria for the records you want to find in a particular database.You can view each record by clicking on it’s link
42 Studio Record SummaryThe Record Summary allows you to view a report of the combined record totals.
43 XI. SecurityEverything that is created in the Portal is considered an objectAll objects have some level of security assignedSecurity settings are different for each of the functional areas of the PortalCollaboration has 5 levels of security but can only be assigned to 3 groups (Leaders, Members, Guests)Communities have 4 levelsPublisher has 7 levelsStudio security is set on the database and has 8 levels
44 XII. Roles & Training Role Role Description Approved Curriculum Collaboration Project LeaderManages and Leads a Collaboration Project(s).Enterprise Portal OverviewCollab Project Ldr WorkshopContent ManagerCreates and maintains all Publisher based content for a community and its sub-communities, at the level where the Content Manager role is given responsibility (this may be at the CoP level, and agency level, or – for very large agencies- a particular set of sub-communities within a large agency). The responsibilities are the same regardless of the breadth of the Content Manager’s oversight.Publisher BasicsContent Portlet DevelopersManages the content portlets and page layout for a community and its sub-communities, at the level where the Content Portlet Developer is given responsibility. The responsibilities are the same regardless of the breadth of the Content Portlet Developer’s oversight.Community ManagementPublisher 5-day Advanced WorkshopKnowledge DirectoryCommunity ManagersAdministers the portal at the level where the community manager is given responsibility. The responsibilities are the same regardless of the breadth of the portal manager’s oversight.StudioAnalytics
45 Roles & Training (cont) Role DescriptionApproved CurriculumPortal ManagersAdministers the portal at the level where the portal manager is given responsibility. The responsibilities are the same regardless of the breadth of the portal manager’s oversight.Enterprise Portal OverviewAdministrationCommunity ManagementStudioAnalyticsPublisher BasicsKnowledge DirectoryCollab Project Ldr WorkshopPortal Application DeveloperDevelops custom portlets using the Integration Developers Kit to integrate applications with a portal community.IDK Parts 1 & 2Portal Admin ConceptsBusiness SponsorProvides Executive Level Business Direction and Financial Support.Project ManagerLeads portal project following the EPM Methodology.Portal DesignerOptional Role: Leads overall layout of the portal to meet business, usability, and IT Accessibility requirements.End