An associate portal is a website that limits access to members of a particular group. Examples of associate portals include BVHS Family Portal, ADP portal and HD Supply Portal. They mostly require a username and password for login.
Associate portals require users to register before obtaining log-in details. The portals also provide a way to retrieve login credentials if a user forgets them or the account expires.
Associate portals use IT security mechanisms to protect the information held therein. Terms and privacy restrictions guide the use of information.
Access to information in these websites is controllable. Unsanctioned users are liable for accessing information without authorization. There is also logging of activities in these websites for accountability.