Virtual Users and Groups

The portal supports predefined virtual users and groups that allow for access control configuration that applies to abstract sets of users. These virtual users and groups are not stored in the user registry. They only exist within the access control context. You cannot change group membership or other attributes of these virtual users and groups


  1. Anonymous Portal User: This virtual user models a portal user who has not yet logged into the portal. Assigning roles to this user on a resource allows access to this resource prior to authentication to the portal server.This is useful for creating public welcome pages. The Anonymous Portal User is not considered to be a member of any group within the portal.On pages and their virtual resource parents CONTENT_NODES and PORTAL, you can only assign the Anonymous Portal User to the User role type

  2. All Authenticated Portal Users: This virtual user group models the set of all users who are known by the portal. After successfully logging in to the portal, users lose the Anonymous Portal User identity and become authenticated members of the All Authenticated Portal Users virtual user group. Roles assigned to this user group allow establishment of permissions that will apply to all authenticated users and thus support setting up the default privileges for authenticated portal access.

  3. All Portal User Groups:This virtual user group contains all non-virtual user groups.

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