Liferay Portal 6 Enterprise Intranets

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  • Install and configure Liferay Portal
  • Set up the navigation structure for the intranet
  • Manage users, groups, and roles and enable staff to communicate using discussion forums
  • Create Wikis, Web Forms, and Polls and manage Blogs and RSS
  • Configure instant messaging server, mail server, mail portlet, and SMS text messenger portlet
  • Administer communities, use community tools, set up virtual hosting, staging, and publishing for communities
  • Handle federated search and OpenSearch and deploy search-based portlets
  • Manage Admin portlet and Enterprise Admin portlet
  • Integrate with Alfresco, LDAP, and SSO and apply SSO authentication for both portal and portlets

Liferay Portal is the world's leading open-source portal platform built on Java and Web 2.0 technologies. It was designed to not only simplify your work experience but cater to your preferences and needs. With this book in hand, you will be able to solve all your Intranet development-related queries. After all, a solution shouldn't just work—it should work for you.

This practical guide gives you hands-on experience on using Liferay Portal. It uses the latest in Java, J2EE, and Web 2.0 technologies to deliver solutions for enterprises across both public and private sectors. This book will help you get to grips with Liferay Portal, allowing you to deploy its flexibility in a number of different scenarios to meet your key business needs.

This book is a complete guide to building an intranet with Liferay—assessing your needs, installing the software, starting using it, deploying portlets, customizing it per your requirements, and training users. The book focuses on leveraging the Liferay framework by configuring the XML files, without changing the underlying Java code. Each chapter gives practical guidance on how to install, use configure, customize, implement, integrate, and enhance Liferay portal. There are many step-by-step examples for better understanding.



  • Develop a professional Intranet using Liferay's practical functionality, usability, and technical innovation
  • Enhance your Intranet using your innovation and Liferay Portal's out-of-the-box portlets
  • Maximize your existing and future IT investments by optimizing your usage of Liferay Portal
  • Clear, step-by-step instructions, practical examples, and straightforward explanations
Page Count 692
Course Length 20 hours 45 minutes
ISBN 9781849510387
Date Of Publication 6 May 2010


Jonas X. Yuan

Jonas X. Yuan is a Chief Architect of ForgeLife LLC and an expert on Liferay Portal, e-commerce, and Content Management Systems (CMS). As an open source community contributor, he has published five Liferay books from 2008 to 2012. He is also an expert on Liferay integration with Ad Server OpenX, different search engines, enterprise content including videos, audio, images, documents, and web contents, and other technologies, such as BPM Intalio and Business Intelligence Pentaho, LDAP, and SSO. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Zurich, where he focused on Integrity Control in federated database systems. He earned his M.S. and B.S. degrees from China, where he conducted research on expert systems for predicting landslides. Previously, he worked as a Project Manager and a Technical Architect in Web GIS (Geographic Information System). He is experienced in Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and has deep, hands-on skills in J2EE technologies. He developed a BPEL (Business Process Execution Language) engine called BPELPower from scratch at the NASA data center. As the chief architect, Dr. Yuan successfully led and launched several large-scale Liferay/Alfresco e-commerce projects for millions of users each month. He has worked on the following books: Liferay Portal Enterprise Intranets, 2008; Liferay Portal 5.2 Systems Development, 2009; Liferay Portal 6 Enterprise Intranets, 2010; Liferay User Interface Development, 2010; Liferay Portal Systems Development, 2012.