Monday, April 19, 2010

How to create a private community in LifeRay?

In some business scenarios, there is a need to create a community that is exclusive to members only.

There is a need to plan carefully. Otherwise, there'll be security loop-holes which we found out recently, due to our carelessness.

Public Community

Private Community (There's a "key" in the icon)

A Private Community, when designed properly, disallows any non-authorized person from entering, even to the extend where the URL is keyed in directly on the browser.

How to create a private community securely then?

2 things to take note of:

1. Ensure the Community Type is PRIVATE
2. Ensure only Private Pages are created

Initially, we thought Private type will be secured enough. We were so wrong! :)


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