Liferay is an open source and free enterprise portal, which is mainly used to enable corporate extranet and intranet. It is also described as a web application framework or content management framework. It has all the features that a website can offer its users. It is made of many functional units, which are known as portlels. Written in Java, Liferay offers extensive support for extensions and plug-ins for many programming languages. It runs on any Java Runtime Environment powered computer system and should be coupled with an application server. Liferay is a programming interface for Java programmers, but the administrator can install the website without having sound technical knowledge. This is the primary feature of Liferay. Some features of Liferay, which have made it so popular among businesses, are mentioned below:
Simplified User Interface Development: It offered simplified internal and external websites for different users. It uses a singular presentation layer for all businesses.
Flexible Enterprise Integration Framework: Its central presentation layer allows administrators, users, and developers integrate various services from backend applications.
Liferay Secure Single Sign On: It can integrate all different systems for the end-users while they can access these applications by logging in through the Secure Single Sign On.
Custom Fields: The administrator now can edit, add, and customize attributes of the users directly from the portlets of Liferay without accessing or modifying the company database.
Liferay Extensive Support: Liferay provides support for different platforms such as web content, documents, blogs, image files, calendar, forum, bookmarks, wiki pages etc.
Rules Engine Integration: Liferay allows ‘Contextual Personalization’ based on the location of the end-users and their activities.
Liferay Communities: Liferay end-users are grouped into several communities, so that they can enjoy effortless and flexibility administration.
User Personalization: With the permission of administrator, the user can personalize his website pages. He can add and remove content of his website. The user can keep his website private or make it public as well.
Liferay Role Based Content Delivery: Liferay portals let many users access one URL. Of course, the administrator has to allow user-access after assessing user role and preferences.
Liferay Single-Click Configuration: It has single click configuration, so that everyone within an organization can enjoy fast user interface.
Liferay Dynamic Drag and Drop: Liferay allows its users to move different entities of their portal by simple drag and drop option.
Liferay Workflow Framework: Liferay offers workflow APIs for better user experience. The user can save a good amount of development hazards by using these tools. It integrates workflow engines within the portal. It also allows the users to make their own workflow according to the operational needs.
Liferay Performance Monitoring: It offers a set of performance assessing tools to the administrator.
Apart from these features, there are many new features added to this tool. Some of them are:
· Work From the Desktop
· Search and Tagging
· Multi-lingual Support
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