User Management Guide

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Editing User Profile Property Values

This chapter provides instructions for portal administrators to edit user profile property values in the Administration Console. Developers can use Workshop for WebLogic to programmatically use JSP tags and controls that create and edit user profiles and default values.

A user profile consists of a username and password, as well as any additional attributes you collect and store about a user. Properties can consist of personal data, work-related data, geographic data, or something else that logically categorizes your users.

For example, you could create a property set in Workshop for WebLogic called human resources that contains properties such as gender, hire date, and email address. This information can be used to personalize the user’s experience in your portal. When users log into a portal, the portal can access the property values and target them with personalized content, e-mails, pre-populated forms, and discounts based on the personalization rules you set up. See the Interaction Management Guide for more information on personalization.

Developers use the following tools to programmatically create user profiles and set default property values:

After you use JSP tag and controls to create user profiles and set default property values, you can edit the values in Workshop for WebLogic or in the Administration Console.

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Editing Property Values

This section describes how to use the Administration Console to edit the property values that are part of each user’s profile. You must use the user profile editor in Workshop for WebLogic to create user profile properties and set default values.

User profile properties appear as input fields in the Administration Console when you edit a user profile’s values. WebLogic Portal provides a default user profile property set called CustomerProperties.usr that contains many common properties.

To modify user profile values in the Administration Console:

  1. In the Administration Console, choose Users, Groups, & Roles > User Management.
  2. Select an authentication provider from the drop-down list above the User tree.
  3. Find the user whose profile you wish to edit. (If you do not see a list of groups, see the Notes below.) See Finding a Single User for instructions.
  4. Select the User Profile tab.
  5. In the Profile Values for Property Set field, use the drop-down list to select the property set containing the properties you want to edit.
  6. Locate the property name and click Edit to change the value, as shown in Figure 10-1.
  7. Figure 10-1 Edit the User Profile Values in the Administration Console

    Edit the User Profile Values in the Administration Console

  8. Enter a new value in the Update Saved Value field and click Update, as shown in Figure 10-2. You can delete the value that is currently saved by selecting the Delete Saved Value check box. If you delete the saved value, a successor value is returned if one is defined. If a successor was not defined, the default value is returned. If there is no defined successor value or a default value, the property value is null.
  9. Figure 10-2 Enter the New Property Value

    Enter the New Property Value

  10. Click Update. The Default Shipping Address for the state is now Colorado, as shown in Figure 10-3.
  11. Figure 10-3 View Your Changes to the Property Value

    View Your Changes to the Property Value

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