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Oracle® Fusion Middleware User's Guide for Oracle Portal
11g Release 1 (11.1.1)

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17.3 Granting Global Privileges

Users or groups who create page groups must have at least the global privilege Create on the object type All Page Groups. Portal administrators are usually the ones to grant such high-level privileges.

Use global privileges to grant a user or group a certain level of privileges on all objects of a particular type, on portal database providers, and on tasks pertaining to portal administration.

Note:

Global privileges confer a great deal of power on the user or group to whom they are granted. As a result, such privileges should be granted very cautiously and only to users or groups who truly require them. There should be only a small number of users with global privileges.

Grant global privileges to users in the Portal User Profile portlet. Grant global privileges to groups in the Portal Group Profile portlet. In a default installation of Oracle Portal, both of these portlets are located on the Portal sub-tab of the Administer tab of the Portal Builder page.

Note:

The Portal User Profile portlet is visible only to users with the global privilege Manage or Edit on the object type All User Profiles. The Portal Group Profile portlet is displayed to all users, but only the owner of a group or users with the global privilege Manage or Edit on the object type All Group Profiles can edit a group profile.

This section describes how to assign global privileges to a user or a group. It contains the following sub-sections:

17.3.1 Granting Global Privileges to a User

To grant global privileges to a user:

  1. Log in to Oracle Portal.

  2. Click the Administer tab to bring it forward.

  3. Click the Portal sub-tab.

  4. In the Name field of the Portal User Profile portlet, enter the name of the user to whom to grant global privileges.

    Optionally, click the Browse Users icon to select a user from a list.

    By default, the Portal User Profile portlet is located on the Portal sub-tab of the Administer tab on the Portal Builder page. If you do not find it there, speak to the person who installed your portal.

    Note:

    The Portal User Profile portlet is visible only to users with global privilege Manage or Edit on the object type All User Profiles.

  5. Click the Edit button.

  6. Click the Privileges tab to bring it forward.

  7. Grant privileges relating to page groups, portal database providers, and portal administration.

    Users or groups who create page groups must have at least the global privilege Create on the object type All Page Groups.

  8. Click Apply to save your changes and remain on the Privileges tab, or click OK to save your changes and return to the Portal User Profile portlet.

For more information about global privileges, see Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide for Oracle Portal.

17.3.2 Granting Global Privileges to a Group

To grant global privileges to a user:

  1. Log in to Oracle Portal.

  2. Click the Administer tab to bring it forward.

  3. Click the Portal sub-tab.

  4. In the Name field of the Portal Group Profile portlet, enter the name of the group to whom to grant global privileges.

    Optionally, click the Browse Groups icon to select a group from a list.

    By default, the Portal Group Profile portlet is located on the Portal sub-tab of the Administer tab on the Portal Builder page. If you do not find it there, speak to the person who installed your portal.

    Note:

    The Portal Group Profile portlet is displayed to all users, but only the owner of a group or users with the global privilege Manage or Edit on the object type All Group Profiles can edit a group profile.

  5. Click the Edit button.

  6. Click the Privileges tab to bring it forward.

  7. Grant privileges relating to page groups, portal database providers, and portal administration.

    Users or groups who create page groups must have at least the global privilege Create on the object type All Page Groups.

  8. Click Apply to save your changes and remain on the Privileges tab, or click OK to save your changes and return to the Portal Group Profile portlet.

For more information on global privileges, see Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide for Oracle Portal.