default-portal.xml lives inside of server\default\jboss-portal.sar\portal-core.war\web-info.. I think that this is the file I need to work in.. I think that I need to define a new portal (which by definition is what I am asking) in this file or replace the contents of this file with my stuff (which is what I eventually will do).
I think that I found it.. I am going to work in this file and I will post what I find. Perhaps it might help some one else new to the portal server..
I also am interested in configuring a new portal. More in details did you find how to change the context (i.e. from /portal to /myportal)?
No.. this is what I have done. I created a new *-portal.xml file as described in the JBoss manual JBoss Portal 2.0 Final Reference Guide.
It does not work as far as I can tell. This is quite discouraging. This really should be a simple task.
I have the following directories
and my helloworld.war
Inside of helloworld.war I have a WEB-INF directory with all the files from the helloworld example. I added helloworld-portal.xml with the following contents which I would think defines a new portal called helloworld:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <portal> <portal-name>helloworld</portal-name> <supported-modes> <mode>view</mode> <mode>edit</mode> <mode>help</mode> </supported-modes> <supported-window-states> <window-state>normal</window-state> <window-state>minimized</window-state> <window-state>maximized</window-state> </supported-window-states> <pages> <default-page>default</default-page> <page> <page-name>samples</page-name> <window> <window-name>HelloWorldPortletWindow</window-name> <instance-ref>helloworld.HelloWorldPortlet.HelloWorldPortletInstance</instance-ref> <default>true</default> <region>center</region> <height>0</height> </window> </page> </pages> </portal>
I also corrected the <page-name>helloworld</page-name> in helloworld-pages.xml from hellworld to helloworld.
I then point the browser at http://localhost:8080/helloworld I get a directory listing for ?/?.
If then point the browser to http://localhost:8080/portal I get the default portal for JBoss with my helloworld portlet in the menu. Somehow the default portal seems to discover my portlet automagically (?) even though it is not included in the default-portal.xml file.
Can someone please help me with this..
I approached this slightly differently. I put my portal's WAR file in the server\default\deploy\ directory, and I also put my *-portal.xml file in this directory. All other *.xml files mentioned in chapter 2 of the reference guide I put in the WEB-INF directory of my WAR file, except for the *-pages.xml file, which I don't have at all. (If I want my portal to be a page of the default portal, then I have a *-pages.xml and no *-portal.xml.) This approach allows you to access your portal directly using a URL like: http://localhost:8080/portal/yourportal/ (assuming "yourportal" is the text inside the <portal-name> element in your *-portal.xml file). The JBoss default portal is still accessible at http://localhost:8080/portal/ .
Any deviations from the above are undocumented, which I also find very disappointing.
thanks let me give this a try..
Sorry I did not get back to you sooner.. Your post was a big help and it works great. I now have things working and can start to actually build my own portlets. This is very exciting. Thanks for taking the time to help me with this.
I tried to create my own portlet using helloworld.war in a way given by Nebel.
I put the helloworld.war file in deploy folder and also put the helloworld-portal.xml file in the directory deploy/. I got the error "not found" even placing helloworld-pages.xml file in hellowworld/WEB-INF.
Ray, you're welcome.
ashokhament, it's hard to tell why it doesn't work for you without more information. Are you using the right URL, including the trailing / ? What I did to get it to work is to look closely at both the documentation and the XML files inside:
which are used for the default portal
nebel, Thanks for your response
Now it's working fine.
thank you for these explanations. It works fine.
I propose another question:
I created my own portal. How can I install a new theme for only my portal?
Thanks and bye,
Looks like quite a few people have got this working. I can't, but I think I'm doing it slightly differently. What I'm trying to do is add a portlet and a page containing that portlet to the default portal. From reading the documentation it looks like what I need to do is put into a war the following:
the code for my portlet (in WEB-INF/classes)
helloworld-portlet.xml, the portlet descriptor (in WEB-INF) which contains the portlet class name and the portlet-name, which is referenced by
jboss-portlet.xml (in WEB-INF) which contains the portlet-name defined in the portlet.xml
portlet-instances.xml (in WEB-INF) which contains an instance-name for referring to the portlet (where component-ref in this file= portlet-name in jboss-portlet.xml and portlet.xml)
jboss-app.xml (in WEB-INF) which contains an app-name which is referenced in helloworld-pages.xml
helloworld-pages.xml (in WEB-INF) which is a definition for a page, where portal-name is the name of an existing portal definition, and instance-ref is <app-name>/<portlet-name>/<instance-name>
So basically what I would be doing is defining a new page in helloworld-pages, but have the portal-name set to default so it attaches the page to the existing (default) portal.
Can anyone see what I'm doing wrong? Or is this not the right info to diagnose the problem?
Or if anyone could let me have a working HelloWorld.war I can take a look at, that would be much appreciated - the link in the Documentation to where the HelloWorld example is now takes you to portletswap.com where there is no HelloWorld portlet.
sorry for posting in this thread but I thought its better to post here than create a new, since my question is directly related to ray_lukas initial posting. I have done all the basic steps (Installing AppServer, connecting MySQL as datasource, installing JBoss Portal) and I can access and play around with the default portal (create users, define roles etc).
Then I downloaded the HelloWorld.war (got the link from somewhere here in the forum), extracted it and put it in the Jboss-portal.sar dir (filestructure Jboss-portal.sar\helloworld.war\WEB-INF\...). Now there appears an additional page in the menu called "helloworld" however when clicking on it I get a NullPointerException. I fail to see the difference from what ray_lukas has done, yet its working for him. Did I miss something ? Considering the type of exception I must assume this is some kind of newbie mistake, but I cant figure it out.
Thanks in advance
nevermind I just got it to work...(no clue why I didnt work in the first place).
sorry to have messed up this thread