Liferay is an open source and free enterprise portal, which is mainly used to enable corporate extranet and intranet. It is also described as a web application framework or content management framework. It has all the features that a website can offer its users. It is made of many functional units, which are known as portlels. Written in Java, Liferay offers extensive support for extensions and plug-ins for many programming languages. It runs on any Java Runtime Environment powered computer system and should be coupled with an application server. Liferay is a programming interface for Java programmers, but the administrator can install the website without having sound technical knowledge. This is the primary feature of Liferay. Some features of Liferay, which have made it so popular among businesses, are mentioned below:
Simplified User Interface Development: It offered simplified internal and external websites for different users. It uses a singular presentation layer for all businesses.
Flexible Enterprise Integration Framework: Its central presentation layer allows administrators, users, and developers integrate various services from backend applications.
Liferay Secure Single Sign On: It can integrate all different systems for the end-users while they can access these applications by logging in through the Secure Single Sign On.
Custom Fields: The administrator now can edit, add, and customize attributes of the users directly from the portlets of Liferay without accessing or modifying the company database.