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From "Ate Douma (JIRA)" <jetspeed-...@portals.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Reopened: (JS2-509) Portlet Preferences are not stored on a user by user basis
Date Fri, 02 Mar 2007 22:34:51 GMT

     [ https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JS2-509?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:all-tabpanel

Ate Douma reopened JS2-509:

> Portlet Preferences are not stored on a user by user basis
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: JS2-509
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JS2-509
>             Project: Jetspeed 2
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Portlet Entities and Preferences
>    Affects Versions: 2.0-FINAL
>         Environment: Tomcat 5.5, JDK 1.5, Jetspeed 2.0
>            Reporter: Aaron Evans
>             Fix For: 2.1, 2.1-dev
> Portlet Preferences are not stored on a user by user basis.
> Looking in the database, it looks as though the preferences are being associated with
the fragment ID for the portlet of the psml page.
> I am pretty sure that the intention of the portlet spec is to enable the storing of preferences
on a user by user basis.  But apparently this is not possible in jetspeed unless the user
creates a new portal page?
> The data I see in the DB seems to support this:
> I login as user A, and I have a portlet preference  for one of my report portlets called
reportTimeZone.  By default is set to US/Eastern.
> User A edits his portlet preferences and sets the reportTimeZone to be US/Pacific.
> Looking in the prefs_property_value table, can see the newly created value.  It has node
ID 2875 and value US/Pacific.  The property name is 0, I assume that this is the index in
the array if it were multi-valued.
> I then look in the prefs_node table for a row with node_id=2875.  The row is present
and the full path of the node is:
>  /portlet_entity/reports-3/no-principal/preferences/reportTimeZone/values
> Note that reports-3 is the fragment ID for the portlet fragment in the psml page.
> However, instead of 'no-principal', I would have expected to see the user name of user
> So now I log in as user B and go to edit my portlet preferences and the value of the
reportTimeZone preference is set to US/Pacific, not the default US/Eastern I would have expected.
> So I then, as user B, set the reportTimeZone to US/Central and update my preferences.
> Sure enough, it overwrites the value in the prefs_property_value table to US/Central.
> So, in order to get the behaviour I need, I would have to generate portal pages for each
user and vary the id of the portlet fragment?   This does not seem like a good solution to
> Further, in my environment, users are not permitted to create their own pages and customize
them. I am simply providing a form in the doEdit method of my portlet to allow users to customize
the behaviour of the portlet.
> So, in my environment, imagine I had a weather portlet on a portal page.  If someone
sets their preferred city to be Bangkok, then *all* users will get weather for Bangkok!
> This does not seem right to me...

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