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From "David Sean Taylor (JIRA)" <jetspeed-...@portals.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Closed: (JS2-509) Portlet Preferences are not stored on a user by user basis
Date Thu, 09 Mar 2006 18:44:39 GMT
     [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JS2-509?page=all ]
     
David Sean Taylor closed JS2-509:
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    Fix Version: 2.1-dev
     Resolution: Duplicate

duplicate of http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JS2-449

> Portlet Preferences are not stored on a user by user basis
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>
>          Key: JS2-509
>          URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JS2-509
>      Project: Jetspeed 2
>         Type: Bug
>   Components: Portlet Entities and Preferences
>     Versions: 2.0-FINAL
>  Environment: Tomcat 5.5, JDK 1.5, Jetspeed 2.0
>     Reporter: Aaron Evans
>      Fix For: 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
A.
> 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
me. 
> 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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