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Rupesh Chotai
How to know if user is signed-in from web content display
September 22, 2011 11:57 AM
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Rupesh Chotai

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Hi All,
I want to toggle one link in web content display based on if user is signed-in or not. Is there a way I can check in web content display if user is signed-in?

Thanks for the reply.
Jelmer Kuperus
RE: How to know if user is signed-in from web content display
September 22, 2011 1:01 PM
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Jelmer Kuperus

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This may help

http://www.liferay.com/community/forums/-/message_boards/message/4658719
Hiran Chaudhuri
RE: How to know if user is signed-in from web content display
September 22, 2011 1:06 PM
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Rupesh Chotai:
Hi All,
I want to toggle one link in web content display based on if user is signed-in or not. Is there a way I can check in web content display if user is signed-in?

Thanks for the reply.

You could check for the role "user" or "community member" vs. "guest".
As the web content display would be static and not respond to such dynamic behaviour, you could create two web content displays - one for the guest and one for the other users.
Somewhere (probably look&feel) you can configure that the non-authorized user would not even see the message "not authorized", so everybody would see only one web content.
Rupesh Chotai
RE: How to know if user is signed-in from web content display
September 22, 2011 1:13 PM
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Rupesh Chotai

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Hi Jelmer,
Thanks for the reply.
However the post you mentioned is other way round i.e. checking in velocity template if user is signed in or not.
I am looking for the check - if user is signed in or not, in web content display.


Hi Hiran,
Thanks for the reply.
I dont want to hide the whole web content display rather want to hide link in that. And just for one link, I dont think its good practice to create two separate web content display.
Jelmer Kuperus
RE: How to know if user is signed-in from web content display
September 22, 2011 1:32 PM
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Jelmer Kuperus

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I am not sure if i understand you then

structure + template = webcontent

The only way to do anything dynamic in webcontent is by using (velocity / xsl) templates. The post i linked explains how to check if you are logged in in a velocity template used to construct webcontent
Rupesh Chotai
RE: How to know if user is signed-in from web content display
September 23, 2011 6:14 AM
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Rupesh Chotai

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Hi Jelmer,
Thanks for reply.
I will explain bit more about my question:

I am using liferay web content display portlet. Added using dockbar on the page. After clicking Edit web content link for that web content, I have added some links on the web content. Now I am writing javascript function in that which should check if user is signed-in or not to toggle on of the image. However, I couldnt find yet how to retrieve user details in that javascript function.

Please let me know if you need more details around it.
Again, thanks for helping me out.
Nisarg Parikh
RE: How to know if user is signed-in from web content display
September 23, 2011 6:24 AM
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Hi Rupesh,

I guess that javascript in/for web content will not work.
You have to write your own structure and template and in template you can check weather user is logged in or not using velocity variables.

Hope that might help you.

-Nisarg
Rupesh Chotai
RE: How to know if user is signed-in from web content display
September 23, 2011 7:44 AM
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Rupesh Chotai

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Thanks Nisarg for the reply.
Can you suggest wiki/documentation explaining how to create structure & template using web content display.

Appreciated your help.
Nisarg Parikh
RE: How to know if user is signed-in from web content display
September 23, 2011 8:00 AM
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Nisarg Parikh

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Hi Rupesh,

You can refer below link

http://docs.liferay.com/portal/6.0/official/liferay-administrator-guide-6.0.pdf

there is section 4 for WCM..

Hope this helps.

-Nisarg
Rupesh Chotai
RE: How to know if user is signed-in from web content display
September 26, 2011 7:21 AM
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Rupesh Chotai

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Thanks Nisarg for the details.
Victor Zorin
RE: How to know if user is signed-in from web content display
February 8, 2012 3:47 PM
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We just had a similar requirement for Liferay6.
A simplified way of detecting whether the user is logged in from within the web content and doing certain action without engaging Velocity Templates mechanism is below.
Stick the following javascript at the bottom of the web content article located on a page where you want to have this action.
This particular script will redirect the user to another page in 3 seconds if user is signed in.
 1
 2<script type="text/javascript">
 3(function($) {
 4  $(document).ready(function() {
 5    if(document.cookie.indexOf("COMPANY_ID") != -1) { setTimeout("redirectToProject()", 3000); }
 6  });
 7})(jQuery);
 8
 9function redirectToProject()
10{
11document.location.href = "/group/integration-project";
12}
13</script>

It assumes that you have jQuery, modify script if you do not use it. Cookie such as COMPANY_ID is set by the portal for any signed in user.
Why 3 seconds delay? In case you want to modify the page while you are signed in. It will give enough time to click on X button to stop javascript running.


In case when in your version of portal COMPANY_ID cookie is not being set, you can use run-time detection of some content on the page, e.g. if Sign In portlet (portlet_58) displays the message "You are signed in as...";
 1<script type="text/javascript">
 2    $(document).ready(function() {
 3window.alert('looking for signin portlet');
 4var signinPortlet = document.getElementById("portlet_58");
 5if(signinPortlet != null)
 6{
 7if(signinPortlet.innerHTML.indexOf("You are signed in as") > 0)
 8{
 9 setTimeout("redirectToProject()", 3000);
10}
11} else
12{
13window.alert('sign-in portlet not found');
14}
15});
16
17function redirectToProject()
18{
19window.alert("redirecting...");
20document.location.href = "/group/integration-project";
21}
22</script>
Vincent Le Borgne
RE: How to know if user is signed-in from web content display
August 30, 2013 4:53 AM
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Hi,

I use Liferay javascript API to do this.

1
2<script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8">
3  $(document).ready(function(){
4       if(Liferay.ThemeDisplay.isSignedIn()){
5
6      }
7  });
8</script>
Richard Lee
RE: How to know if user is signed-in from web content display
March 27, 2014 8:09 PM
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From my testing Liferay.ThemeDisplay.isSignedIn() only provides status at the time of the page load - i.e. it doesnt get updated by the portal automatically