The Global Scope is a place for data that is common to all organization, communities and users of the portal. The Global Scope does not have associated pages and can only be accessed from the control panel.
The Global Scope was introduced in Liferay 6.
Use Cases #
This is a list of the most common use cases for the Global Repository
1 - Shared Web Content templates and structures #
After creating a template or a structure in the global scope you can select them in all the other scopes (organizations and communities) of your company.
To achieve this you just have to click on "advanced search" in the popup that appears when you select a template or a structure and select "Global" in the "My Places" dropdown menu.
2 - Shared contents of any type for the Asset Publisher #
You can configure the asset publisher so that it shows assets from the global scope. This way you can publish any of the supported asset types including the following:
- web content
- blog entries
- wiki pages
- calendar events
3 - Common asset categories #
Any categories vocabulary will be shown as an option when a user is selecting a category for all asset types in all organizations and communities.
The Global content repository can only be administered by users with the "Administrator" role.