After log-in to Oracle Portal:

  1. click on the link ‘Navigator’
  2. in the list of ‘page groups’ find the name-group you created and click on ‘edit page root’
    (this will allow you to edit the main page of the portal)
  3. clicking on the add portlet icon will let you select from the default/custom portlets available to add to the page area

Depending on the portlet, you may need to customise it at design time or at run-time (if user has privilages). An example of such portlet is ‘External Application’, which first needs to be added by a top-level administrator of the Portal
and then users can either add the portlet on pages (for page-designers) or activate it at run-time (end users).