Before You Develop a Residential Portal

You can develop a residential portal based on the sample residential portal that accompanies the SRC software, or you can create a new one. Before you set up a residential portal, the SAE configuration for the retailers, services, subscribers, and basic subscriber services should already be in place.

Before you start to develop a portal, make sure that you understand the SAE configuration and how subscribers are expected to log in to the portal. See the following sources for information about the SAE and its configuration:

When you are planning an SRC network that uses residential portals, consider how many instances of the portals you need. For example, if your network includes a number of different retailers, you could create different portals for different retailers. Residential portals use CORBA to connect to the SAEs, allowing you to create distributed Web applications. These applications can be deployed in clusters for load sharing.