Widget Permissions

All of Liferay’s widgets support Liferay DXP’s robust, fine-grained permissions system. Some higher level permissions can be configured in the permissions tab of the widget’s configuration dialog box. You can grant Roles permission to

  • Add a display template
  • Add the widget to a page
  • Configure the app
  • Modify the widget’s permissions
  • Modify the widget’s preferences
  • View the widget

Figure 1: Viewing the permissions configuration for a widget.

Figure 1: Viewing the permissions configuration for a widget.

To set these permissions, go to the widget’s Options icon (Options) and click select Permissions. This shows you a table of Roles. Use the check boxes to grant certain permissions to different Roles. Click Save after you’ve made your selections.

Beyond this, specific permissions are generally defined for specific widgets. For example, Message Boards contains a Ban User permission. This makes no sense in the context of most other widgets. You’ll go over permissions for specific widgets in the sections for those widgets. Next, you’ll learn about widget scopes.

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