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Open Source uPortal Training uPortal Platform Training

Platform Training for uPortal

uPortal Platform Training serves as an introduction and guide to portals, portlets, and uPortal. This course encompasses best practices for leveraging the open source uPortal software and its community.

Course Topics (Available for uPortal 4.x)

  • uPortal Overview
  • Authentication and Authorization
  • Groups and Permissions Framework
  • Layout Management
  • DLM administration
  • Administrative Channels
  • Permissions Manager
  • Accessing User Attributes and Information
  • uPortal architectural overview
  • uPortal configuration
  • Person attributes group store (PAGS)
  • Person Directory administration
  • CAS integration/authentication
  • Publishing channels and JSR 168 portlets
  • Accessing user attributes and information
  • Portal statistics gathering and reporting
  • Portal integration and development best practices
  • Tips on improving performance
  • Enterprise integration
  • Web application security
  • Participating in the uPortal community
  • Capacity planning
  • Load testing
  • Portal project management

Recommended Attendees

Portal Administrators and Developers

Recommended Preparation

Someone who is particularly technical and therefore is able to take the class with attention to the technical understanding of the systems reviewed:

  • XML
  • XSLT
  • Basic familiarity with Java
  • Ability to write Java classes to API-defined interfaces
  • Familiar with the command line
  • Familiar with Ant build tools
  • Familiar with Maven2 build tools
  • Familiar with SQL
  • Common schema creation and maintenance tasks in a RDBMS
  • Familiar with starting and stopping the Tomcat application container
  • Written and deployed a servlet application into Tomcat
  • Familiar with JSP


3 Day Instructor-led Session