During installation, only the Default System Portal is created. This portal cannot be edited or deleted. However, you can create custom portals and configure all of the settings, or copy the Default System Portal and modify the copy.

Portals can be associated with particular roles. When users log in, they see their assigned default portal. Each portal has its own URL that can be used when anonymous access is enabled.

For example, you might configure a customer-only portal that shows only those objects that a customer needs to submit requests, view or update their tickets, search the knowledge base, and so on. If a user is authorized for multiple portals, those portals are listed under the More menu.

Portals are also used by the system to present customer surveys so that users can access the survey page in BMC FootPrints Service Core anonymously (without logging in).

You can add consoles to your portals and define each console's features. Consoles set as "Visible" are available to the users assigned to the portals where the console is included. One console must be set as "Active" for each portal to function as the default Home page. You can also set consoles to be closable so users can show and hide them as needed. For more information, see Configuring consoles.

To create a portal

  1. Click the Administration tab.
  2. In the Portal Management section, click Portals.
    The Portal Manager page appears, showing the available portals.
  3. Click New.
  4. In the Name field, enter a descriptive name.
  5. (Optional) In the Description field, type a useful description of this portal's purpose.
  6. In the Logo field, click Upload to select the logo file that will display in the portal header.
    If dimensions of the image are too large for the available space, the system will adjust it to fit.

  7. In the Theme field, select the theme that you want to use.
  8. (Optional) If you want to use this portal as the default, select the Default Portal check box.
  9. (Optional) To allow users to sign in without a unique user ID, select Allow Anonymous Access.
  10. Move at least one console from the Available Consoles column to the Selected Consoles column.
    To remove consoles from the portal, move them back to the Available Consoles field.
  11. For each console in the Selected Consoles list, select options: Visible, Closable, and Active.
    Each selected console will be available from the More tab on the Welcome page.You must select one portal as the Active portal. The console identified as Active is the one that displays on log-in.
  12. (Optional) To change the order in which the consoles display on the Welcome page, move the entries up and down the list.
  13. (Optional) To create a console and add it to the Available Consoles list:
    1. Click Add Console.
      The Console: New page appears.
    2. Configure the console properties and click Save.
      For more information, see Configuring consoles.
    3. Click Refresh.
  14. (Optional) To edit a console in the list, you must open it on the Consoles page.
    For more information, see Configuring consoles.
  15. Click Save.
    The new portal is created. A message appears, showing the URL assigned to this portal for logging in using anonymous access.
    If anonymous access is not permitted, users are sent to the default Login page. To allow anonymous access, see step 9.

To edit a portal

  1. Click the Administration tab.
  2. In the Portal Management section, click Portals.
  3. Select the portal that you want to modify and click Edit.
  4. Modify the fields as needed, using the information in To create a portal.
  5. Click Save.
    Your changes are available the next time the affected users log into FootPrints Service Core. 

To delete a portal

  1. Click the Administration tab.
  2. In the Portal Management section, click Portals.
  3. Select the portal that you want to delete and click Delete.
    A confirmation message appears.
  4. Click Yes.
    The portal is no longer listed.

Next step

Configuring user roles

Related topics

Configuring the interface

Configuring consoles

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