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From "David Sean Taylor" <da...@bluesunrise.com>
Subject RE: Confused about portlet permissions
Date Thu, 01 Aug 2002 08:28:49 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Orciuch [mailto:mark_orciuch@ngsltd.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2002 2:49 PM
> To: jetspeed-dev@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject: Confused about portlet permissions
> I've been trying to find some comprehensive resource on usage of portlet
> permissions. I could not find any so I dug thru the code and here are some
> of my comments:
> View - used by the security manager to determine whether you can view
> content of a portlet. OK.
> Customize - you must have this permission for a portlet in order to see it
> on the selection list and also to get the customize icon for the portlet.
> Doesn't make sense to me - so you can select portlet but if you don't have
> View permission, then you cannot view it. Perhaps View permission should
> determine whether you can select the portlet?

If you don't have View permission, then you shouldn't see it in the portlet
Customize grants you permission to customize that particular portlet.
Or in the case of a portlet (PSML) page, it grants you permission to
customize the entire page.

> Maximize - you get the maximize functionality. OK.
> Minimize - you get the minimize functionality. OK.
> Personalize - what's that used for? Would it make sense that this
> permission
> allows to enter the customizer?

That should probably be dropped.

> Info - displays information about the portlet?
> VelocityPortletControl seems
> to use this if Customize is not granted. But if Customize is not granted,
> then you cannot select the portlet and therefore you can never see this
> functionality. Am I off base here?

Info can be another portlet mode. Consider the current modes of a portlet
are view and customize.
Info mode would be like a help mode for the portlet.

> Close - allows to temporarily close the portlet. Once you log back in the
> closed portlet should be restored, right? OK.
> Detach - doesn't seem to be implemented?

Not implemented.

> Would someone care to comment on my observations. I don't have any problem
> in getting involved in documenting this once it's explained and
> makes sense
> to everyone.

Documentation on Jetspeed permissions is very welcome !

> Best regards,
> Mark C. Orciuch
> Next Generation Solutions, Ltd.
> e-Mail: mark_orciuch@ngsltd.com
> web: http://www.ngsltd.com
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