3.2 Updating Dashboard Administrative Configurations

Use the Portal Settings section that is under the main Configuration section for most of the main Dashboard administrative configuration tasks, including:

  • General: Configre global settings such as the portal site name and the virtual host and mail domain.

  • Authentication: Configure user authentication and connection methods, such as LDAP and single sign-on. Because users are loaded from the Operations Center server, do NOT change the default authentication method.

  • Users: Configure the following:

    • Default assignments to sites, user roles, and user groups

    • Reserved screen names and e-mail addresses

  • Mail Host Names: Configure additional domains for sending email messages related to certain portlets. For example, the login portlet allows users to request an account.

  • Email Notifications: Configure email notifications for certain events, such as user registrations and password changes.

  • Display Settings: Configure the default portal language and time zone (by default, these are set to English (United States) and GMT, respectively).

The following sections describe how to configure the Dashboard using the Control Panel:

3.2.1 Updating Dashboard Administrative Configurations

To update main dashboard configurations:

  1. From the Control Panel, under Configuration, select Portal Settings.

  2. Use the links that are available in the Portal Settings section to update settings as required. For more information about the settings you can configure, see Section 3.2, Updating Dashboard Administrative Configurations.

    IMPORTANT:Setting the Home URL can cause warnings to appear in the trace logs. For more information, see Section D.2.1, No Such LayoutSet Exception.

  3. Click Save to save all updated settings.