PeopleSoft Portal Link as an External URL

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I had fun trying to figure this one out at work today. I wanted to
associate a link in PeopleSoft Portal to open an external URL (website)
in a new window and without the portal frame (template) around it. To
do so, follow the steps below:

Navigate to PeopleTools >
Portal > Structure and Content. Chose the folder you would like your
link to be in or you can add a new folder just for this new link if
you'd like.

Now scroll all the way to the bottom and click "Add Content Reference".

Name: Add what ever name you would like here. Users will not see this link.
Label: This will end up being the link the users will click on.
Long Description: Long desc for your link - this will show just below your actual link.
Usage Type: Target
No Template Check Box: Make sure you CHECK this one so the portal template wont wrap around your page.

URL Information

URL Type: Non-PeopleSoft URL
Portal URL: The website you are trying to open (example: http://www.CompShack.com) :)

Now in the Content Reference Attributes of the Content Ref Administration page add the following to get your page to open in a new window:

Name: NAVNEWWIN
Label: You can leave this one blank
Attribute value: true
Translate Check Box: Make sure this is UNCHECKED

Save and that's it! Don't forget to clear cache on your browser sign out and sign back in for changes to take effect.

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Re: PeopleSoft Portal Link as an External URL

I tried the exact steps. But when i click on the newly created link it says "You are not authorized to access this component" and displays a message "Invalid or missing parameters".

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Re: PeopleSoft Portal Link as an External URL

nice tip.. works great!!

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Re: PeopleSoft Portal Link as an External URL

Using the guidline worked, for the most part. However, the new page is opening along with the HRMS framset, (i.e. attempt to link to google.com -- HRMS menu-items still available, google open on right side of screen). Any ideas?

Ron
Missouri

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Re: PeopleSoft Portal Link as an External URL

Hey Ron, did you do the below? It sounds you have a template of some kind still attached to the Portal link.
No Template Check Box: Make sure you CHECK this one so the portal template wont wrap around your page.

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Re: PeopleSoft Portal Link as an External URL

Hi All,

I am also getting the same error
I have checked the below step.
No Template Check Box: Make sure you CHECK this one so the portal template wont wrap around your page.

Still i am getting the Peoplesoft Menu on left side and on right side i am getting the my link "ex: google.com page"

I have Proxy server installed also.

any idea,

Thank You

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Re: PeopleSoft Portal Link as an External URL

I have tried this. It is working.
i liked the no template option.

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Re: PeopleSoft Portal Link as an External URL

It works great. Thank you for all your help ^^

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Re: PeopleSoft Portal Link as an External URL

Glad to implement ......
txx...
keep posting such things.......
tx...lepa

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Re: PeopleSoft Portal Link as an External URL

Nice tip works great

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Re: PeopleSoft Portal Link as an External URL

I'm trying to open a new window when click on a content ref, but not for an external URL. I just should open in new page when i click in my content ref, like if i did: right click in the mouse and open in new window..

i try the 'No template' checkbox, the menu in the left deasappear, thats great, but i still have the page that open in the same page.

any help plz

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Guest
Re: PeopleSoft Portal Link as an External URL

Great tip, but I have a silly question. How do you call this content reference to get to the URL?

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Re: PeopleSoft Portal Link as an External URL

I tried the same thing and Used a PeopleSoft(target) link as a non- peoplesoft url.

It routes to the url provided(target peoplesoft instance) but logs-in as Super User (PS) in the target instance. How do I make sure it logs in as the same user ID as in the source instance.