Running a Custom Jetspeed Portal

In the previous step you built and deployed your portal project. You can now start your application servers and log in to your portal.

To start up the portal, go to the bin directory of your Tomcat installation.

If you are using a Unix system, run:

./ run

If you are using a Windows system, run:

catalina.bat run

The first time you run the portal, it's going to take some time to start up. Wait for the message that the server has started up, e.g.

INFO: Server startup in 8948 ms

Then open up a browser and navigate to http://localhost:8080/jetexpress/portal.

You will see a minimal Jetspeed portal as shown below. Login with the credentials admin/admin. You will be prompted to change the admin password.

Screenshot of custom Jetspeed portal


Now that your portal is up and running, let's start customizing it.

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