The concept of dynamicity is that all portal objects are able to dynamically be modified at runtime, eliminating the need to struggle with large xml files, or restarting the application server for changes to take effect. In the scope of dynamicity, Portal objects are defined and can be altered as follows:
Dynamicity allows an administrator to manage the entire portal deployment from within a portlet. Some of the many tasks available to administrators are:
Administrators may manage the portal, pages, subpages, and windows at any time, by clicking on the "Portal" tab at the top of the Management Portlet. The components currently deployed in the portal container are displayed in a tree-structure for ease-of-navigation and modification.
Expanding the tree structure will reveal all pages and portlet windows deployed in a particular portal instance.
Selecting the Security option, allows an administrator to secure the portal instance. On this screen, you can select and unselect portal-wide security settings for a given role. Security settings are defined as follows:
Clicking on the Portlet tab and then clicking on a specific portlet allows you to create a new instance of this portlet.
Clicking on the Instance tab and selecting a portlet instance, displays a screen which allows an administrator to edit the portlet instance preferences.
Selecting the Security option, allows an administrator to secure the portlet instance. Security settings are defined as follows:
Expanding the tree structure will reveal all pages deployed in a particular portal instance, that an administrator can then customize.
By selecting a portal instance, and then selecting the Manage option, you can create a new page. Simply assign a name to a page and submit the form.
Selecting a portal page, allows you to Manage the order in which windows appear and the layout column in which they will appear. Additionally, you can name and assign portlet windows on the selected page, create subpages, or even delete the page.
Selecting a portlet window, allows you to Manage which portlet instance is assigned to it, and even delete/remove the window from the page.
Selecting a portal window under the Portal tab, and selecting the Theme option, allows an administrator to modify the look-and-feel for the chosen portal page.
Selecting the Security option, allows an administrator to secure the portal page. On this screen, you can select and unselect page security settings for a given role. Security settings are defined as follows: