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An advanced and highly configurable portal that provides an engaging and secure interface for users to interact with a SharePoint application.
A Portal is a Site in the Site Collection. It consists of UI elements that display data and allow the end users to interact with one or more applications. The Portal site itself does not contain the application. Instead, it contains the forms and other UI elements that display and work with data from application Sites. The forms and other elements of the Portal are connected to the data source (the application Site in SharePoint) after the Portal is created. The application Site(s) must be in the same Site Collection as the Portal.
In this way, the end users can interact with SharePoint applications with a friendly, engaging interface while also being isolated from accessing the application Site directly. This provides a secure way for end users to use the application.
Management of the Power Portal consists of two components:
1. Portal Manager - An app that provides the ability to create a portal, as well as manage the license and upgrades for the Portal. It is accessed from NITRO Studio.
2. Portal Settings - Once a Portal is in place, admins can use the "Portal Settings" button on the Portal to configure it. The Portal Settings button only shows up for designated Admins.
To summarize: Portal Manager is accessed from NITRO Studio and used to create (or delete) Portal sites; Portal Settings is accessed from the Portal itself and applies only to that Portal.