When you hear the word Portal what comes to mind? A many years ago I would have talked about how portals allow people to travel between different dimensions, time travel, or something related to sci-fi. A portal by definition according to Oxford Dictionary is “a doorway, gate, or other entrance, especially a large and elaborate one.”
Now think of a portal from a technology standpoint. Throw the word “Web” in front of the word “Portal”. Now what comes to mind when you think of a web portal? The definition from Oxford above still applies. A Web Portal is still a doorway or entrance. However, a Web Portal is a doorway for other users to access another application or platform’s content without actually logging into said application or platform.