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Portal System Templates: Howto?


I'm interested in leveraging the Portal System template to enable configuration for an iView I'm developing with PDK.NET (1.0 patch 3).

I've looked through:

but I still have some questions.

1. The property I want to set is for all users, do I select user/admin for the user mapping?

2. Do I need to specify an alias for the "System?"

3. Where do I actually enter in the property I've specified (more specifically an URL).

Also, the above linked help seems to have a lot of broken links, is there any way to get these links resolved?

Thanks much!


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    Posted on Nov 21, 2005 at 05:11 PM


    First note that "user mapping" is needed only if you actually need your users to have authenticated access and "private" passwords to this system (URL in your case) - this is "user mapping"... So for this the administrator should define an alias to the system, and then map all users names and passwords for this alias. And your code should use the properties "MappedUser" and "MappedPassword" to create the connection (or to build the URL).

    If you want all users to access the same URL without any authentication (or with a static authentication), no need to do any of it. Just put everything in the URL itself.

    Now to your questions (just in case the answers aren't clear yet) -

    1. the "user mapping type" you select will determine who can do the user mapping. So if you want your user's to do it (in "personalization") select "user", otherwise -"admin".

    2. An alias <i>is</i> needed (only) for user mapping. a user is mapped to another user (and password) PER alias.

    3. This is done via the system landscape. Just open this system for edit, and you should see the property "URL" there (if all was done right).

    about the broken links... I couldn't find any in the mentioned page, sorry.

    Another little note - you can create a system template once and create many systems from it... hence the name "template 😊

    Anyway - I suggest you read more about the portal's "system landscape" and system administration, in the EP guides.

    If you have any other questions, feel free to ask 😊

    Good luck,


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