Creating a custom user registration portlet using WebSphere Portlet Factory V6

Replace the portal default user registration with a new user registration portlet that you create using the PUMA SPI and the Linked Java Object builder in Portlet Factory V6.

Shu Sia Lukito, IT Specialist, EMC

Shu Sia Lukito is an Advisory I/T Specialist for IBM Software Services for Lotus, and has worked with Lotus Notes and Domino since 1996. She is currently working with Lotus and WebSphere Portal products. In her spare time, she enjoys cross stitching, crafting, and spending time with her family.



06 June 2007

See how to replace the portal default user registration with a new user registration portlet that you create using the PUMA SPI and the Linked Java™ Object builder in Portlet Factory V6.

Summary

IBM® WebSphere® Portal provides a self-registration feature that can be expanded to address various requirements. At times, you might need additional features that cannot be easily implemented using the out-of-the-box self-registration feature.

For example, suppose that, upon successful user registration, you want to create a profile document programmatically in a Lotus Domino discussion database that resides on a Domino server. In such a scenario, you would have better control over the registration process if you implemented a custom registration portlet. In this article, you see how to use WebSphere Portlet Factory Designer, a graphical tool included with WebSphere Portlet Factory V6, to develop a simple custom registration portlet. Then you see how to replace the default registration with your custom portlet in WebSphere Portal.

For this task, you can use WebSphere Portlet Factory Designer installed in either Eclipse 3.1 or in IBM Rational®Application Developer 7.0 (Application Developer provides a much more robust development environment). To deploy the custom registration portlet, the example scenario assumes you have access to a locally installed WebSphere Portal server.

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