Find out module name of a portlet placed onto a WebSphere Portal page

Some times it’s required to find out the module of the portlet that’s deployed onto a page. Few of the possible scenarios can be that we want to remove or disable the module of that portlet from WebSphere Portal.

There can more than one ways to achieve this task, but we will discuss one of the possible way. Let us assume we want to find out the module name for Welcome (ibm.portal.WebSphere Portal.Welcome) page under portal Administration tab. The portlet title that’s placed onto this page is Information portlet.

  • Export the page and open it in a text editor.
  • Search the page definition in the xml file either by title or it’s uniquename in our case it’s Welcome page.
  • Note down the value of portletref attribute under portletinstance tag that’s child node of content-node tag of Welcome page.
  • Search the value of portletref attribute that you note down in previous step in the xml file. It should match with objectid of any portlet tag under web-app. Note down the uid of web-app in our case it’s ‘BlurbPortlet..’
  • Now login to WebSphere Portal and navigate to Administration>Web Module and search for the module as ‘Blurb’.
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About Ishtiaque

I am IBM Certified Infrastructure Systems Architect, TOGAF 9 Certified, ITIL V3 Foundation certified and Oracle Certified Export in Java Web Component Developer with over 10 years of support and development experience in IBM middleware software and Java. Additionally, have a sound grip in databases, Linux and OpenStack administration. I hold the following certifications: IBM Certified Infrastructure Systems Architect TOGAF 9 Certified Oracle Certified Expert, Java EE6 Web Component Developer Oracle Certified Professional – Java 6 Programmer ITIL v3 Foundation Certified IBM Certified Solution Architect – Cloud Computing Infrastructure V1 IBM Certified System Administrator – WebSphere Portal V8, V7, V6.1, V6 IBM Certified System Administrator – WebSphere Application Server V7, V6.1 IBM Certified System Administrator – AIX V7 IBM Certified System Administrator – WebSphere MQ V7 IBM Certified Deployment Professional – Business Process Manager Advanced V7.5 IBM Certified Solution Advisor – Cloud Computing Architecture V3 IBM Certified Solution Developer – WebSphere Portal V5.1
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