When the reporter is turned on (basically turning on “navigation” debug mode), the navigation steps that occur are listed in an iView on the bottom of the page. The list appears on every page, once the reporter is turned on. For example, the following shows what might appear regularly when navigating to the Content Administration role. If you want to get navigation debug messages, set the com.sap.portal.navigation.reporter logging location to DEBUG severity or lower (using the Log Watch, as described in my last blog https://weblogs.sdn.sap.com/cs/blank/edit/wlg/), and navigate to the portal in debug mode by adding the URL parameter DEBUG_MODE. The value o fthe property is not important. For example, type something like http://myserver:50000/irj/portal?DEBUG_MODE, and you get something like this. Now the portal is ready to provide navigation information. If you again navigate to the Content Administration role, then you might see messages like this. The messages describe what the navigation service is doing, and what nodes are returned. You can see the children of nodes, as well as details about what connectors where called and what nodes they returned. For more information, see Debugging Tools: Log Watch, Navigation Reporter and Navigation Debugger.