Oracle Application Server Portal (OracleAS Portal) is a Web-based application for building and deploying
portals. It provides a secure, manageable environment for accessing and interacting
with enterprise software services and information resources.
Key features include:
An extensible framework that integrates Web-based resources
such as Web pages, applications, business intelligence reports, and syndicated
content feeds, within standardized, reusable information components called
portlets. Within a portlet, these resources are personalized and managed as
a service of OracleAS Portal. Companies can create their own portlets
for their existing web resources and can select additional portlets from the
growing catalog of third-party portlet providers. The portal framework provides
additional services including single sign-on, content classification, enterprise
search, directory integration, and access control.
An easy-to-use, personalized interface that provides an
organized, consistent view of the business information, Web content, and applications
needed by each user. Portal administrators use the browser-based control panel
to selectively grant access to applications and information by making portlets
available only to specific users or user groups. An administrator can instantly
deliver new content to thousands of users by simply adding a portlet to the
users' view of the portal.
Self-service publishing features allow end users to post
and share any kind of document or Web content with other users anywhere in
the world. Knowledge workers use intuitive controls for document/file upload,
version control, page formatting/display, and access control to publish and
manage their content; no technical expertise or knowledge of HTML is required.
Users with minimal development experience can build a variety of application
components (Web forms, charts, reports, etc.) that display and interact with
data managed in an Oracle database.
A scalable deployment architecture that is easily configured
for departmental, regional, and enterprise-wide deployment. The deployment
model supports a variety of configurations, including single box, multi-tier,
and multi-tier with cache, on a broad set of hardware platforms and operating
systems. The deployment architecture can be configured to support over 20
For the very latest information about OracleAS Portal features, refer