Building your site on Liferay’s development platform can give you a head start. It provides everything you need to support your applications, so you can concentrate solely on what you’re building, and not the rest of the features your users expect to come along with it.
You get all this and much more. It’s a very powerful platform, and certainly worth your investigation. If you’re a developer, it behooves you to check out our developer documentation.
A Great Integration Platform
If you’re building an enterprise system, portals were designed in the first place to be a single point of entry to your users’ applications and content. Since Liferay Portal integrates with user directories such as LDAP and Active Directory, single sign-on systems such as SAML and OpenSSO, and authorization systems like OAuth 2.0, it fits well into your enterprise systems. This makes it a great integration platform for existing applications.
Liferay Portal, since it adheres to the JSR standard for portlets, was designed from the ground up for application integration. You can add any application installed on the system to any page. You can make use of APIs provided by other systems to integrate their data into an application window in Liferay. And applications you create with Liferay’s Service Builder framework can be web service-enabled from the start.
Developing applications is only one part of the platform. Many users value Liferay Portal for how it can be customized. Next, you’ll see how you can customize Liferay Portal so that it looks and operates exactly the way you’ve envisioned for your site.