Many Web sites allow end users, upon visiting them for the first time, to register with the site. Oftentimes, registering with the site gives end users access to advanced features of the site, such as personalization features. If your OracleAS Portal is going to be exposed to numerous (potential) users, the process of adding new users can become burdensome and time-consuming for OracleAS Portal administrators. If your portal is designed to provide public information that end users can tailor to their needs, then the self-registration feature of OracleAS Portal can save you a lot of administration work.

Earlier in this chapter, in the section "OracleAS Portal Administration: The Services Portlet," we saw an option that allows ...

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