OntoPortal Administration Documentation

Frequently Asked Questions

General

Under what license is the OntoPortal Virtual Appliance released?

See License Terms

Can I use the Annotator and Recommender on their own?

Because services like the Annotator and Recommender depend on the Ontologies API in OntoPortal, you can not usefully install those services in a stand-alone way without also installing the core OntoPortal software and ontologies.

Installation

How do I access the Virtual Appliance I’ve just started?

See Accessing the system

How do I enable outgoing emails?

See Enabling emails

Ontology Management

How do I add or change categories or groups?

See How do I add or change categories or groups for ontologies?

How do I add or change slices?

See How do I add or change slices in OntoPortal

How do I delete an ontology?

See Deleting an ontology

How can I migrate ontologies from BioPortal or another OntoPortal Appliance into a new Appliance?

See Copying external ontologies

How can I restrict ontology downloads via the UI or API?

See Configuring Ontology Permissions

Ontology Parsing

When are new ontologies parsed?

See Submitting Ontologies

How do I manually parse an ontology?

See Manually reparsing using the Ruby console

How can I process a UMLS ontology?

See Converting UMLS content

How do I know if an ontology has parsed?

See How do I know if an ontology has parsed

Is there a log file for parsing?

See Is there a log file for parsing?

Web User Interface

How can I clear the memcached-based UI cache?

See Administrative Web User Interface—Caching

How can I use widgets with my Virtual Appliance?

See Setting up the widgets

Virtualization Environments

How can I use the OVF image with my virtualization software? (VMware, VirtualBox, etc.)

See Virtualization Environments

How can I use the Appliance on Amazon EC2?

See Amazon AWS AMI and AWS AMI deployent.

What is the admin password for the AWS Appliance?

See AWS AMI deployment