You may download uPortal and use it on your site at no cost. (Jasig Licensing Policy)
Just want to try out uPortal? uPortal can be downloaded pre-packaged with Apache Tomcat, Apache Ant, and Maven. This installation option is best suited for evaluation purposes only.
Most development and production environments should be built from the uPortal source. The remainder of this manual will be helpful in learning how to configure, deploy, and develop for the uPortal platform. Pages in this installation section will provide information on basic uPortal build and deployment tasks.
Operating System-specific notes