Accessing User Profile Information Using the .NET Portlet Toolkit
To access user profile information using the .NET Portlet
Toolkit, add the properties to the Web.config file and reference them
by name in the portlet page.
ASP.NET 2.0 introduced the Provider model as a design pattern
for plugging data providers into the framework. The .NET Portlet Toolkit
Portlet API uses the ProfilerProvider API to expose user profile information
sent by a WSRP Consumer. For more information about the ProfileProvider
model, see the MSDN documentation
The Web.config file
for a .NET portlet project contains a <profile> element that defines the user profile properties supported by a
Provider. In order for user profile properties from the source application
to be accessible from the ASP.NET Profile object, they must be registered
in the Web.config file.
Note: User Profile information is read-only
and can only be modified through the source application.
- For each custom property set or user profile grouping,
create a <group> element in the <properties> element within the <profile> element in the
Web.config file for the portlet project. Add each user profile property
to its respective group. Each property must be defined with a name
and a type. If you provide a default value, it will be used if the
property is not available.
Note: The name of the property must match the name sent
by the source application. For more information about sending user
profile properties from WebLogic Portal, see Developing User Profiles in the WLP documentation.
<add name="email" type="string"/>
<group name="CustomProperties ">
<add name="title" type="string" defaultValue="No Title"/>
<add name="Name" type="String" defaultValue="Guest"/>
<add name="Age" type="Int32"/>
- Reference the property in the portlet page by name using
the Profile object.
string title = Profile.CustomProperties.Title
string name = Profile.MyProfile.Name;
int age = Profile.MyProfile.Age;
- Configure the .NET WSRP Producer to request user profile
properties from the WSRP Consumer. Add a <user-profile> element to the end of the corresponding <portlet> element and configure the property names that should be passed to
the WSRP Producer as shown in the example below. If you are using
WLP, the properties from a property set can be filtered individually
using a string with the format <propertyset-name>/<propertyname>. Using "*" for the <propertyname> will request
all properties from a property set from WLP. (If you are using another
WSRP Consumer, consult the related documentation for the correct syntax for user profile properties.)