uPortal is the leading open source enterprise portal framework built by and for higher education institutions, K-12 schools and research communities.  uPortal continues to evolve through contributions from its global community and is supported by resources, grants, donations, and memberships fees from academic institutions, commercial affiliates, and non-profit foundations.

OSI Approved LicenseuPortal is built on open standards-based technologies such as Java and XML, and enables easy, standards-based integration with authentication and security infrastructures, single sign-on secure access, campus applications, web-based content, and end user customization.  uPortal can easily integrate with other enterprise systems and can be customized for specific local needs. The powerful layout management system enables a dynamic, personal view for users with multiple roles. The user experience is further enhanced and made accessible through use of the Fluid skinning system. uPortal is one of the most widely deployed open source enterprise portal frameworks, having been adopted by hundreds of higher education institutions, K-12 schools and research communities world wide

uPortal is mobile-ready for a wide variety of mobile devices! The resposive theme adapts to any sized device. Native mobile apps can easily be developed using the companion uMobile framework. This allows for easy deployment of native iPhone or Android campus apps that can include authentication, personalization and user customization. 

Forever Free!

You may download uPortal and use it on your site at no cost. Unlike our competitors, uPortal is 100% free open source software managed by Apereo. Our community has access to all releases of the uPortal software with absolutely no costs. We welcome contributions from our community of all types and sizes.


uPortal v5.16.1 Released

A new version of uPortal was released on December 21, 2023. This patch release addresses a CSS issue and adds some code refactors.

uPortal v5.16.0 just released!

November 11, 2023

uPortal v5.15.1 Release

This version corrects an issue with permissions introduced in v5.15.0.

uPortal Release 5.12.0

September 2022 - uPortal 5.12.0 is a new feature release of uPortal.

2022 uPortal Steering Committee Elections

The uPortal Steering Committee welcomed three new members in June.

uPortal v5.11.1

This is a new patch release of uPortal. It includes fixes and chores, mostly dependency updates.

2021-12-08 uPortal Steering Committee Meeting Summary

Topics included a uPSC task review and Content Management Systems and uPortal

2021 uPortal Steering Committee Election

Welcome new uPortal Steering Committee members!

uPortal v5.11.0 Released

uPortal v5.11.0 was released on 6th of August, 2021.

uPortal Steering Committee 2020 Elections

In the fall of 2020, the uPortal Steering Committee held its annual representative elections.

2019 uPortal Steering Committee Election Results

Congratulations to the following people that were recently elected (or re-elected) to the uPortal Steering Committee.

uPortal 5.4 Release

Along with numerous fixes, this update now fully supports session-less access to uPortal REST API’s using an OpenID Connect token.

2019 uPortal Developer Winter Summit Highlights

Developers met in sunny Gilbert, Arizona at the end of January to share knowledge and experience and learn the latest features in uPortal.

2018 uPortal Steering Committee Elections

Thank you to our new committe members!

Webinar Series Review: uPortal Web Components, Form Builder and FBMS

This webinar covered the evolution from server-side Java JSR 168 and JSR 286 portlets to client-side web components.

uPortal 5.2.3

uPortal 5.2.3 has been released on Maven Central and GitHub.

uPortal Release

uPortal 5.1.2 has been released on Maven Central and GitHub.

uPortal Annual Report for 2018

The uPortal project had a strong year from May 2017 through April 2018.

uPortal Ecosystem Intake Process - the easy onramp to collaboration!

We created a new uPortal Ecosystem Intake Process. Our intention is to make it really easy for anyone in the uPortal Community to bring their projects forward for others to collaborate. 

uPortal Collaboration at Open Apereo 2017

As you plan your travel to Open Apereo, consider staying for the uPortal Collaboration days Wednesday afternoon and Thursday immediately following the conference.

uPortal Accessibility Audit and Remediation

Unicon embarked on an audit to ensure that uPortal meets the Web Content Accessibility Standards AA level rating (WCAG 2.0 AA).

uPortal 5 Roadmap

The uPortal Steering Committee, project committers, and uPortal adopters met virtually in early September to discuss the uPortal roadmap and plans for uPortal 5.

New uPortal Steering Committee Members

The following have been elected members of the uPortal Steering Committee.