You know how all these retailers advertise themselves as a “one stop shop” for anything you want? The idea is they have so much stuff that chances are whatever you’re looking for is there. Liferay’s Control Panel is something like this. If you want to create users, organizations, sites, configure permissions and plugins and pretty much anything else, you can do it from the Control Panel. When signed in to Liferay as an administrator, you can access the Control Panel from the Dockbar by clicking Admin → Control Panel.
The Control Panel is organized into four main areas: Users, Sites, Apps, and Configuration. The Users section lets you create and manage users, organizations, user groups, roles, and password policies. If monitoring has been enabled for your portal, you can also view all of the live portal sessions of your users from this area of the Control Panel. In this chapter, we cover the Users section of the Control Panel and provide examples of some of the user management concepts we discussed in chapter one: users, organizations, and user groups. For information about the Sites section of the Control Panel and site management, please refer to chapters 2 and 3 of this guide. For information about the Apps section of the Control Panel and plugin managment, please refer to chapter 14. Finally, for information about the Configuration section of the Control Panel and managing portal settings, please refer to the next chapter, chapter 17.
This chapter explains how to use the Control Panel to manage the following:
- User Groups
- Password Policies
Let’s begin our examination of Liferay’s Control Panel by looking at how to manage users in Liferay Portal.