What is myBYU?
myBYU is what is called a web portal. A web portal is a web application that aggregates web pages and applications from different sources and displays them in containers on a single web page. These containers are variously called gadgets (iGoogle), widgets, applets, or portlets. Any content that can be displayed and operated in the most common web browsers (i.e. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari) can be accessed and displayed in a portlet.
myBYU allows users to set up their own customizable home page in a secure environment. Users can decide which services they use every day and organize them in a way that is most convenient to them.
Furthermore, myBYU provides a flexible platform that allows existing and future systems to integrate and interoperate. myBYU is powered by an open-source portal framework called uPortal. uPortal is a free web-portal solution developed by Jasig, a consortium of educational institutions and commercial affiliates sponsoring open source software projects for higher education.
To learn more about Jasig and uPortal, explore the information at the following links:
Getting Started - How do I integrate my application or portlet into myBYU?
OIT has developed a developer's guide to assist in integrating an application or portlet into myBYU. The developer's guide is a set of integration architectural patterns to help you determine the "best" way to bring your content into myBYU.
If you have any questions, feel free to send an email to myBYU@listserv.byu.edu. There are several developers, managers and architects subscribed to this listserv who will be able to find the answer to your questions about the myBYU portal at BYU.