The Template Engine plays a central role on the live system. Its task is to export content it receives from the Content Management Server, i. e. to generate web pages by applying layout files (templates). If the system includes the Verity Search Cartridge, its indexes are updated at the same time. If installed, the Portal Manager is supplied with information about document access restrictions, channels and news.
The Template Engine and the Search Engine Server work with a second directory hierarchy which is switched offline. This hierarchy is switched live by the Template Engine at the command of the Content Manager. Details about the directory hierarchies can be found in section The Directory Hierarchies.