Software as a Service: Building multi-tenant applications using WebSphere Portal Server

The primary issue faced by customers who want to implement a Software as a Service solution is how to construct their multi-tenant environment. This demo shows how multi-tenancy can be implemented using the Virtual Portal feature of WebSphere Portal Server.

Mary Taylor (marytaylor@us.ibm.com), Senior IT Architect, IBM

Author Photo: Mary TaylorMary Taylor is a senior software engineer. She is working in the Strategic Technology Architecture and Incubation team, and she is currently working on an SOA CBS pilot. Her interests include DB2 and DataStage.



08 October 2007

The primary issue faced by customers who want to implement a Software as a Service solution is how to construct their multi-tenant environment. This demo shows how multi-tenancy can be implemented using the Virtual Portal feature of WebSphere® Portal Server.

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Sample implementation artifact for building SaaS solutions on IBM middleware

  • A sample Apache ANT build script for creating virtual portals in WebSphere Portal Server for multiple tenant banks (shown in the sample banking application): build.xml (5KB)
  • A sample WebSphere Portal XMLAccess script for configuring portlets in the virtual portal in WebSphere Portal Server (for a bank in the sample banking application): sasbase_portal.xml (112KB)

Duration

Less than 10 minutes.

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