Write announcements to Web Portal users

You can display announcements to the administrators who log on to the Web Portal. The announcements can be used, for example, for service break notifications.

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  1. Open the properties of the correct element:
    • Announcements in the Web Portal Server element are shown for all users that connect to that Web Portal Server.
    • Announcements in the Management Server properties are shown for all users.
    • If administrative Domains have been configured, the announcements defined for the Domains are shown to the users of that specific Domain. If in the Shared Domain, all users see the announcements.
    • You can define an announcement in any combination of these elements. Each type of announcement adds a bullet point for users who can view several announcements.
  2. Switch to the Announcement tab.
  3. Select Display Announcement to Web Portal Users, then enter the announcement in the field below.
    The length is limited to 160 characters. You can add formatting to the announcement with standard HTML tags. The tags are included in the character count.
    Tip: If you deselect the Display Announcement to Web Portal Users option, you can later display the announcement without typing it in again.
  4. Click OK.
    The announcement is displayed on the home page of the Web Portal (Services page) to affected users the next time they load the page.

HTML code examples

Note: If you leave out the protocol (HTTP:// or HTTPS:// part) from a URL, the protocol is attached automatically based on the protocol the Web Portal Server is using. If the wrong protocol is used, it can prevent an otherwise valid link from working.
  • These tags produce <b>boldface</b> text.
  • These tags produce <u>underlined</u> text.
  • Here is an internal <a href=”policies/policies.jsf”>link</a>.
  • Here is an external <a href=”http://www.example.com”>link</a>.
  • Here is a small image scaled to be roughly proportionate with the surrounding text:

    <img height=”20px” src=”http://www.example.com/images/note_icon.jpg”>