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uPortal manufacturer description
uPortal 3.2.4 is the leading open source enterprise portal framework built by and for the higher education community. uPortal Cms - content management system continues to evolve through contributions from its global community and is supported by resources, grants, donations, and memberships fees from academic institutions, commercial affiliates, and non-profit foundations.
uPortal download is built on open standards-based technologies such as Java and XML, and enables easy, standards-based integration with authentication and security infrastructures, single sign-on secure access, campus applications, web-based content, and end user customization. It is one of the most widely deployed open source enterprise portal frameworks, having been adopted by hundreds of institutions and the eResearch community, world wide.
Based upon open-standards and Java,XML, XSLT, JSP and J2EE development
Scalable to over a million users
Sophisticated layout management
Validate user credentials against multiple backing credentials stores, including databases and LDAP.
Ships with libraries and sample configuration for integration with Jasig’s Central Authentication Service (CAS)
Frequently integrated with single sign-on frameworks like PubCookie and Shibboleth
User attribute service draws data from multiple sources
Included LDAP and RDBMS query support.
Components and the framework for connecting together more complex identity management systems
Powerful and flexible user group management system
Base groups dynamically on user attributes
Nested groups may be implemented
Layout system permits fragments and portlets to be presented to users in combinations determined by personal user attributes, preferences, group memberships, and the application of configurable and extensible layout component audience rules.
uPortal includes an exceptionally powerful authorization system used to define and check each user who is permitted to take what actions in what contexts.
uPortal supports permissions for access to layout fragments, individual portlets, group administration, and channel publication.
Images included via CSS
Flyout navigation menus and left-hand sidebar. The new flyout navigation menus now work with Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari.
Ability for most institutions to easily skin, configure, and lightly edit the default theme in order to achieve their desired results rather than having to start from scratch or maintain a large list of local changes.
ext messages abstracted to a messages XML file
Includes built-in support for channels presenting syndicated feeds, images, bookmarks, web proxies, inline frames, custom uPortal IChannels, and custom standards adherent JSR-168 portlets.
One can now easily update or import channels, users, layouts. The ease of migration between uPortal versions provides an easy method to clean the database and remove stranded items.