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== Create Multiple Dashboard entry points by using Subsites ==
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With DASH Professional - you can have users access different dashboards on the same server.  This is done is several parts:
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* Create a Structure for your Subsite
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* Have users access the Subsite
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== Create a Subsite Structure ==
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Creating a subsite requires that a structure needs to be created for the multiple dashboard sites.  This can be done via the Portal Site Manager or at the file
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system level by accessing '''/webapps/dash/WEB-INF/pages''' on your dashboard server.  To do via the portal site manager - access DASH Administrative Portlets -
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Jetspeed Administrative Portlets - Portal Site Manager
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[[Image:security1.jpg]]
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The site structure is displayed.  Here is an example of a structure for a two site dashboard: praescio.marvelit.com and businesskm.marvelit.com.  Both of these
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sites are live - and exist on the same dashboard server.
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[[Image:subsite1.jpg]]
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To set up a subsite - you need to create the following structure:
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__subsite-root - _hostname - hostnames
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Create new pages that you want to be displayed under the hostname.  At the file system level - copy the '''/webapps/dash/WEB-INF/pages/Administrative''' and
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'''/webapps/dash/WEB-INF/pages/system'''folders into each hostname folder - that way you can administer and select portlets under each subsite.
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Once you have done this - re-start your DASH.  After you set up appropriate DNS or WINS entries in your network - users can type each hostname and access
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different dashboards on the same server.
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== Add User Authentication to the SubSite ==
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Once you have established your subsite - you now need to have users authenticate and be direceted to a particular subsite.  You do this by forcing the user
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to use a subsite profile and by selecting a subsite to access.
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When creating a new user - select '''subsite-by-hostname''' for the default Profiling Rule.
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[[Image:subsite2.jpg]]
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Next - select the Subsite that the user will be forced forwarded to after authenticating vis the '''Subsites''' pulldown menu.
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[[Image:subsite3.jpg]]
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Now enter a User Name and Password for the new userClick the '''Add User''' button to add the user.
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[[Image:subsite4.jpg]]
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You may want to add different administrator names for each subsite - that way they can be administered seperately.  The master Admin will still be able to
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administer all sites on the server.

Revision as of 18:50, 2 November 2008

Create Multiple Dashboard entry points by using Subsites

With DASH Professional - you can have users access different dashboards on the same server. This is done is several parts:

  • Create a Structure for your Subsite
  • Have users access the Subsite

Create a Subsite Structure

Creating a subsite requires that a structure needs to be created for the multiple dashboard sites. This can be done via the Portal Site Manager or at the file system level by accessing /webapps/dash/WEB-INF/pages on your dashboard server. To do via the portal site manager - access DASH Administrative Portlets - Jetspeed Administrative Portlets - Portal Site Manager

Security1.jpg

The site structure is displayed. Here is an example of a structure for a two site dashboard: praescio.marvelit.com and businesskm.marvelit.com. Both of these sites are live - and exist on the same dashboard server.

Subsite1.jpg

To set up a subsite - you need to create the following structure:

__subsite-root - _hostname - hostnames

Create new pages that you want to be displayed under the hostname. At the file system level - copy the /webapps/dash/WEB-INF/pages/Administrative and /webapps/dash/WEB-INF/pages/systemfolders into each hostname folder - that way you can administer and select portlets under each subsite.

Once you have done this - re-start your DASH. After you set up appropriate DNS or WINS entries in your network - users can type each hostname and access different dashboards on the same server.

Add User Authentication to the SubSite

Once you have established your subsite - you now need to have users authenticate and be direceted to a particular subsite. You do this by forcing the user to use a subsite profile and by selecting a subsite to access.

When creating a new user - select subsite-by-hostname for the default Profiling Rule.

Subsite2.jpg

Next - select the Subsite that the user will be forced forwarded to after authenticating vis the Subsites pulldown menu.

Subsite3.jpg

Now enter a User Name and Password for the new user. Click the Add User button to add the user.

Subsite4.jpg

You may want to add different administrator names for each subsite - that way they can be administered seperately. The master Admin will still be able to administer all sites on the server.