Managing Orchard Multi-tenancy sites from a single administration panel

Topics: Core, Customizing Orchard, General
May 15, 2015 at 8:33 AM
We've used orchard for a couple of standalone applications (and it's been great) and we're now considering it for a slightly larger customer project.

We'll be building 3 sites for the customer.

A public facing site - www.customer.com
A member information portal - members.customer.com
And a staff intranet - staff.customer.com

Each site will have it's own content, and slightly modified theme.

I understand I can achieve this with Orchard's Multi-tenancy capabilities - http://docs.orchardproject.net/Documentation/Setting-up-a-multi-tenant-Orchard-site

What I'm wondering is, is it possible to manage multiple multi-tenant sites from a single administrative login. i.e. an admin user could create a page or post, and then tick a box that says this content gets published to www, members & staff or some combination of the above.

If anyone can point me in the right direction, or provide some feedback on how I might approach this, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks,
~E
Developer
May 15, 2015 at 6:15 PM
This is possible to implement but not available out of the box, see: http://orcharddojo.net/blog/advanced-orchard-accessing-other-tenants-services

If you don't necessarily want a central content dashboard for all tenants but rather a way for your "central" admins to manage the content of all sites then the Hosting Suite puts a "Log in as superuser" button under the tenants' pages on the admin of the Default tenant.