Navigation Panel


This panel or tab allows for configuring a menu system to access modernized green-screens or standard web applications along with managing different navigation styles. Using this panel, administrators can:

  • Create, edit and delete menu items/groups.

  • Reassign existing menu items/groups through a drag-and-drop interface.

  • Control how applications should be launched.

  • Control what type of application should be launched.  There are 4 categories:

    • Modernized green-screens web-enabled by Genie.

    • Profound UI Rich Display File applications.

    • CGI, RPGsp, 3rd Party Applications, websites, or any other web applications.

    • PC Command.

  • Manage authentication methods to applications.

  • Control users/groups’ access permissions to web applications or modernized green-screens.

Adding Navigation Items

By default, the navigation panel will appear as shown above. A new menu group has been added by default. To modify this group, simply click the “New Menu Group” and the group settings will be displayed in the Item Details. Change the Item Name as desired and click update. The revised menu will display in the Navigation Items panel as shown below.

To add a new menu group, select the Navigation Panel folder and click the Add button. A drop down menu will appear. Here, select New Menu Group. Designate the new menu group settings for each new group as described above.

To add a new menu item, select the menu group and click the add button. A drop down will display two options, New Menu Group and New Menu Item. Select the desired option. Your navigation panel will appear similar to the screen shot below. In this screen shot, we have added a new menu group named Deployment as well as a new menu group and item.

We’ll modify a new menu item by selecting the New Menu Item within the 'My Menu' group options. The menu item details will be displayed. You may update the item name and action type here. You may also add a url, select how you would like the application to open and assign an icon to the item.


After completing the item details, click update. You’ll notice that the application name has been updated in the navigation panel to display the name assigned in the Item Details.

Next we’ll select New Menu Group. The menu group item details will be displayed. Update the item name, specify an item icon and click update.

To assign users to Testing Team One we’ll select the group then click the Add button in the Permissions panel.

A list of the users and groups that have previously been created will appear. You may double click the user or group that you would like to allow permissions to the specified group or highlight the user and click the Select button at the top of the page.

Assigning Icons

The “Icon” property sets an icon file to be used for the navigation or toolbar item. The icon file can be in GIF, JPG, or PNG format. The path should be given as an absolute path from the root of the Atrium installation. If no icon is specified, Atrium will use a default icon for navigation items. No icon will be shown for toolbar items unless specified here.

Note: This property is optional.

Opens once only

By default, when the user launches an item, and a tab with this item is already open in the portal, a new tab will automatically appear. There is no limitation on the number of tabs the user can open in this way. However, when the “Opens once only” option is checked, the user will not be able to open more than one tab for this item. If there is already a tab open for the item when the user selects it, the existing tab will be activated. This option is ignored when opening the item in a new browser window or tab.

Keywords (Available in Version 6, Fix Pack 5.0 and later)

You can enter keywords here so that they can be used on Search on the Navigation panel. Keywords are stored in Unicode, so they can be in any language (e.g. DBCS Asian languages are supported). Keywords can only be specified for items that can be launched from the Search results window (i.e. navigation or toolbar items, or toolbar buttons).

Note: This property is optional.

For example, you can specify keywords "mykeyword1" and "mykeyword2" for a menu item with the item name "My Application".




In the Search box on the Navigation panel, you can search for either the item name or keywords.



The search results will include items where either the item name or keywords match the specified pattern.