Create a new portal
Create a portal with the terminal on Linux
For detailed information about creating portals on Linux, see the following sections:
You will also find instructions on how to create portals via the terminal there.
When creating a new portal, a wizard will lead you through numerous dialogs. In each dialog, you will be asked to define settings and make decisions. These primarily concern the following points:
Portal template selection
Front-end web server selection
Start the portal creation process
Intrexx provides you with different ways to start the portal creation process.
|You can create a portal via the Intrexx Portal Builder You can find this in the Intrexx program group (Windows).|
|You can create a portal directly after installing Intrexx. Activate the checkbox "Create portal" to do this.|
|You can create a portal in the "Start" module in the Portal Manager. You must be connected to an Intrexx portal server to do this.|
|Click on the "New portal" link.|
|Click on the "Click here to create a new portal" link. This link is only available if there are no other portals on the portal server.|
|Click on "File -> New portal...". Or press Ctrl+N.|
Once you have started the portal creation process, you will be in the "General settings" dialog.
Provide the portal with a unique name here.
All of the portal's files can be found in the portal directory on the Intrexx portal server. When you enter a portal name, the name for the subdirectory is automatically formed from the portal name.
Portal log directory
The directory where the portal log files are stored is stated here. The same applies here: When you enter a portal name, the name for the subdirectory is automatically formed from the portal name.
Click on "Next" to go to the "Portal template" dialog.
You can choose between "Predefined", "Online" and "Local".
Select the default template here, this will create an empty portal without example data.
You can select a portal template provided by United Planet. If you choose an online template, it is downloaded from United Planet and used to create the portal.
This option allows you to use an exported portal as a portal template.
Click on "Next" to go to the "Database server" dialog.
Select the database server for your new portal.
Please note: You need to manually download and install the database drivers from the developer for the database servers IBM DB2 and Oracle.
The subsequent dialogs where the connection to the database server is configured varies from database to database.
In this guide, PostgreSQL will be used as an example.
Select "PostgreSQL" and click on "Next" to go to the "PostgreSQL connection data" dialog.
PostgreSQL connection data
Enter the name or IP address of the database server.
Enter the communication port for the database.
Define whether the connection to the database server should be encrypted or not.
Enter the username of the database user.
Enter the password of the database user.
Click on "Next" to go to the "PostgreSQL database settings" dialog.
PostgreSQL database settings
A new database is created with this option.
Use existing empty database
An existing database is used with this option.
The name of the database can be edited here.
Select the encoding (character set) for the new database here. The preset (UNICODE - UTF 8) can be kept in most cases.
Click on "Next" to go to the "Front-end web server (reverse proxy / load balancer)" dialog.
Front-end web server (reverse proxy / load balancer)
In this dialog, you can define which front-end web server (reverse proxy) should be used for communications between the Intrexx portal server and the browser.
Internet Information Services (IIS)
Intrexx provides a graphical user interface for configuring Internet Information Services.
Intrexx provides a graphical user interface for configuring NGINX. Use NGINX if you are working in a Linux environment.
No front-end web server
Select this option if you do not want to configure a front-end web server (reverse proxy) for your portal.
You have the ability to manually configure communications between embedded Tomcat and the browser. In doing so, you forgo the dialog-supported configuration that is available for the "Internet Information Services (IIS)", "NGINX" and "No front-end web server" options.
Further technical specifications for the manual setup can be found in the following files. This are included with Intrexx.
This guide will use Internet Information Services (IIS) as an example of a front-end web server.
Click on "Next" to go to the "Front-end web server: Internet Information Services (IIS)" dialog.
Front-end web server: Internet Information Services (IIS)
Select the website that you added to IIS for your portal earlier. Do not use the "Default Web Site" from IIS.
Embedded Tomcat Port
The port that you used in the previous version of Intrexx will be shown here. You can leave this port as it is.
Base URL of the portal
The base URL needs to be entered here.
Click on "Next" to go to the "Summary" dialog.
Opens a dialog where the portal name and directory can be edited.
Opens a dialog where the web server settings can be edited.
Opens a dialog where the portal template can be changed.
Opens a dialog where the database can be changed.
Opens a dialog where the ports, search engine and other settings can be modified.
Click on "Start" to start the portal creation and open the "Creating portal" dialog.
Click here to view the list of messages about the portal creation.
Goes back to the original view.
Click on "Finish" to go to the "Success" dialog.
Show portal in browser
Opens the portal you just created in the browser.
Once the portal has been created, you immediately have the ability to open your portal. By clicking on this link, you will automatically be logged in to the portal as the Administrator user.
When you click on "Finish", you will be returned to the Portal Manager.
The new portal will now appear in the navigation area in the Start module.
You can now open the portal in the browser. (cf. Open portal)
The portal could look like this, for example: