Chapter 4. Portal Administration

Chapter 3 taught you the concept of a portal. This chapter covers in detail the role of an administrator using DotNetNuke as a web portal. It is best to use a real-world application of building a new portal, so this portal will be created for the Red Sox Little League team.

Who Is the Portal Administrator?

By default, when a host creates a portal in DotNetNuke, a new user is also created. There is one primary Portal Administrator, which is the one created when the site is created. The Administrator security role can be assigned to additional users that are registered on the site if needed.

Later in this chapter, you learn how to give the administrator role to another person. Because there is only one main Portal Administrator, and it's that person's email address that will appear in the "from: address" for all email sent by the portal and as the default address for the Feedback module.

Where Do I Begin?

David Viscott says, "If you could get up the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed."

Follow these steps to build the Red Sox Little League portal:

  1. Navigate to your web site. If you are working on your local computer and using a localhost, you should have created a folder with your DotNetNuke files. Name your folder redsox and navigate to that folder: http://localhost/redsox.

  2. Click the login link located in the upper right-hand corner of the page.

  3. Log in to your portal using the Portal Administrator User Name, which is Admin, and Password, which ...

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