Liferay Portal 6 Enterprise Intranets

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Book Description

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.

  • Learn how to implement a complete corporate intranet using the features of Liferay
  • Build and maintain impressive corporate intranets with Liferay
  • 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

What you will learn from this book

  • 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


This book is a practical guide with a very user-friendly approach. The author has taken a virtual enterprise as an example and has used the features of Liferay to build a corporate intranet for that enterprise.

Who this book is written for

This book is for system administrators or experienced users (not necessarily programmers) who want to install and use Liferay in their teams or businesses without dealing with complex code. Prior knowledge of Liferay is not expected for this book.

About the Author

Jonas X. Yuan is a senior technical analyst at CIGNEX. Jonas 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 in China, where he conducted research on expert systems for predicting landslides. Jonas is experienced in Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC). Previously, he has worked as a Project Manager and a Technical Architect in Web GIS (Geographic Information System). He has deep, hands on, skills in J2EE technologies. In particular, he developed a BPEL (Business Process Execution Language) Engine called BPELPower from scratch in NASA data center. He also has strong experience on content management within the context of medical-legal billing case management. Furthermore, he is an expert in Content Management Systems (CMS) such as Alfresco, and Portals such as Liferay.

Book Details

Paperback: 692 pages
Publisher: Packt Publishing; 1st New edition edition (May 7, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1849510385
ISBN-13: 978-1849510387