The content administrator is responsible for all tasks that are relevant to the creation and management of content objects in the portal.
For detailed information about the preconfigured administration roles shipped with the portal, see Managing the Portal .
Portal users can gain access to portal content that resides in document repositories, internal and external services, reports and analytics, and business transactions in enterprise applications. Content should be developed in a way that enables members of the organization to connect to their information repositories from the portal, retrieve data, and interact with this data through a usable interface.
Portal Content Objects
Portal content consists primarily of iViews . Each iView brings specified data to the portal desktop from an information resource such as a relational database, ERP system, CRM system, enterprise application, collaboration tool, e-mail exchange system, intranet, or the Internet. iViews return up-to-the-minute information each time they are launched.
You can import ready-made iViews into your portal environment from the Portal Content Portfolio on SAP Developer Network, you can create iViews from templates provided with the portal, or you can develop custom-made iViews using the content-creation tools in the portal or other content development kits.
iViews are generally displayed through portal pages . You can import predefined pages or you can create your own pages. The page definition includes a list of associated iViews and layout specifications. Also available for import from the Portal Content Portfolio on SAP Developer Network are worksets and business packages . Worksets bundle related pages, iViews, and roles, while business packages are generally groups of related worksets.
User access to content is determined by role definitions. A portal role is a collection of task-oriented content. While portal content is developed to enable access to information relevant to the organization in which the portal is deployed, roles define the subset of content available to each function within the organization. Users are assigned to the role or roles that provide content relevant to them. A user has access to the content that has been assigned to all of his or her roles.
The role definition determines the navigation structure within the portal. The navigation structure consists of the top-level navigation bar, and the detailed navigation tree. A user navigates portal content by clicking tabs in the top-level navigation and detailed navigation.
For more information about portal content objects, see Portal Content: Concepts You Should Know .
Portal Content Studio
The Portal Content Studio is the content administrator's main environment for developing and managing portal content. The range of functionality that you have in managing portal content depends on the configuration of your portal.