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GateIn Cookbook by Piergiorgio Lucidi, Luca Stancapiano, Ken Finnigan

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Managing registered portlets

So far, we have discussed portals and how to create pages. Now, you are ready to learn how to use portlets.

Note

A Portlet is an application that contains specific business logic that provides a fragment of content in a portal page. The information shown as the output of a portlet could depend on specific user permissions. Permissions are related to the user accessing the page; this means that the potential output for the fragment is dynamic for each user.

Each portlet is hosted in a Portlet Container that manages the execution of portlet requests and provides a user-session mechanism. The sessions are used to check permissions and to show user-oriented information for each active session in the portal.

In this example, ...

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