Import portal

You can import a portal that you have exported from Intrexx into Intrexx. In this way you can, for example, transfer a portal from one Intrexx instance to another Intrexx instance.

There are only slight differences between importing a portal and creating a new portal. When you create a new portal, select "Standard" or "Online" for the portal template. When importing a portal, select "Custom" for the portal template. There you can see the portals you have exported previously or you can switch to directories where you have saved previously exported portals.

More information

Step-by-step guide

To import a portal, proceed as follows:

  1. Click on "Start > Import Portal...

    The "New portal... - General settings" dialog box is displayed.

    Portal name

    Provide the portal with a unique name here.
    When you create a portal, Intrexx uses the name entered here for the portal directory on the portal server. Portal-specific files are stored in the portal directory.
    The portal name does not correspond to the URL used to access the portal in the browser. You define the URL in the front-end web server. (For more information, see Add website in IIS.)

    Portal directory

    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.

  2. Click on "Next".

    The "New portal... - Portal Template" dialog box is displayed.

    Switch to the "My" tab if it is not already selected.

    The portals you exported previously are displayed.

    By default, these are stored at <intrexx-installation-directory>\export.

    You can switch to other directories via the icon.

  3. Click the portal you want to import.

  4. Click on "Next".

    Database server

    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

    Database name

    The name of the database can be edited here.

    Port number

    Enter the communication port for the database.

    SSL

    Define whether the connection to the database server should be encrypted or not.
    You can select "No SSL" while creating the portal and then configure an encrypted connection to the database server later as needed.
    If you configure an encrypted connection and select "SSL with certificate validation", you need to add the certificate to the corresponding place on the database server before creating the portal.
    Once the portal has been created, you need to add the certificate to the Intrexx portal server for the encrypted connection to the database to work correctly.

    Login

    Enter the username of the database user.

    Password

    Enter the password of the database user.

    Click on "Next" to go to the "PostgreSQL database settings" dialog.

    PostgreSQL database settings

    New database

    A new database is created with this option.

    Use existing empty database

    An existing database is used with this option.

    Database name

    The name of the database can be edited here.

    Encoding

    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.

    For detailed information on using frontend web servers, see section Using frontend web servers (reverse proxy).

    Internet Information Services (IIS)

    Intrexx provides a graphical user interface for configuring Internet Information Services.

    Use IIS if you are working in a Windows environment.

    More information about using Internet Information Services (IIS) is available in the chapter Windows - Configure IIS (Internet Information Services).

    Please note that to use a front-end web server, you need to add a corresponding entry in your DNS server (A or AAAA record). More information about this is available in the chapter Define hostnames in DNS.

    NGINX

    Intrexx provides a graphical user interface for configuring NGINX.

    Use NGINX if you are working in a Linux environment.

    More information about using NGINX is available in the chapter Linux - Configure NGINX.

    Please note that to use a front-end web server, you need to add a corresponding entry in your DNS server (A or AAAA record). More information about this is available in the chapter Define hostnames in DNS.

    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.

    Please note that this option can only be recommended for test and development portals.
    More information about this option is available in the section No front-end web server.

    Manual setup

    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.

    Get in contact with the Intrexx Support Center if you need more information.

    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)

    IIS website

    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.

    Please note: The port 1337 is predefined for a new installation.

    Base URL of the portal

    The base URL needs to be entered here.
    By default, the displayed base URL is derived from the website binding information in the Internet Information Service (IIS). These are the "Type" and "Hostname" specifications. (Please refer to the section Add website in IIS.)

    Please make sure that this ends with a slash (/). It is essential that this is correct so that your portal can be accessed in the browser.

    Click on "Next" to go to the "Summary" dialog.

    Summary

    General properties

    Opens a dialog where the portal name and directory can be edited.

    Web server

    Opens a dialog where the web server settings can be edited.

    Portal template

    Opens a dialog where the portal template can be changed.

    Database

    Opens a dialog where the database can be changed.

    Advanced settings

    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.

    Creating portal

    Show messages

    Click here to view the list of messages about the portal creation.

    Show tasks

    Goes back to the original view.

    Click on "Finish" to go to the "Success" dialog.

    Success

    Show portal in browser

    Opens the portal you just created in the browser.

    Manage portal

    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.

    (This option is not available when importing a portal.)

    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 (see Opening the portal).

You have successfully imported a portal.