The Portlet Admin page enables you to perform the following tasks related to portlet definitions in a portlet application:
Thelist shows the portlet definitions in a selected portlet application.
In thelist, expand the portlet application whose portlet definitions you want to access.
The tree displays all of the portlet definitions under that portlet application:
Before you can use a portlet, you must register that portlet definition with the portal (Identity Manager User Application). A registered portlet definition is called a portlet registration. You can create multiple registrations for a single portlet, which enables you to put multiple instances of that portlet on the same page.
The portlet registration inherits all the preferences and settings of the portlet class, but you can modify these values in the following ways:
All portlets that ship with the Identity Manager User Application are automatically registered.
If the portlet definition provides an Edit mode, the end user can modify specific preferences of the portlet registration at runtime, according to the logic of the portlet’s doEdit() method.
The Identity Manager User Application also provides a default implementation for Edit mode. If the doEdit() method is not explicitly implemented, a default preference sheet is displayed.
To register a portlet definition:
In the Portlet Applications list, select the portlet definition for which you want to create a portlet registration.
A General panel displays on the right:
All existing registrations of the selected portlet are listed in the Portlet Applications tree (on the left), under the corresponding portlet definition name.
In the Register.text box, specify a unique name for the portlet registration, then click
The new portlet registration is created and listed in the Portlet Applications tree.
If you want to modify the preferences and settings of the new portlet registration, see Section 7.3, Administering Registered Portlets.
You can view the following read-only information about a listed portlet definition:
Type of execution (synchronous or asynchronous)
Type of registration
Cache expiration time
Supported mime types
Modes supported by the portlet
To view information about portlet definitions:
In the Portlet Applications list, select the portlet definition that you want to learn about.
A General panel displays on the right, showing information about the selected portlet definition:
Go to the Additional Information panel to view further details about the selected portlet definition: