Child policies can be used with personalization to allow different settings for different types of users. You can create a hierarchical tree of policies for each policy type.
Use policies to specify and apply common and specialized settings that determine how Portal resources function for different classes of users.
A policy is a collection of settings. Some policies influence the behavior of a Portal resources and the experience that users will have when working with those resources. Other policies influence behavior of resources on a client. Policies simplify the management of resources because the policy settings for a resource type can control the behavior of the resource for different classes of users. For sites that comprise large numbers of users and resources, specifying and applying policies to resources eliminates much time-consuming effort that would otherwise require administrators to manage a vast array of discrete settings for users and resources.
To create a child policy, you must first assign a policy rule to the parent. The top-most parent is the policy type. You assign policy rules to a policy type using WebSphere® Portal's Personalization and Resource Policies functions. See the WebSphere Portal information center for information about managing Portal resources with policies.
Follow these steps to create a child policy.
- Log in to WebSphere Portal as an administrator.
- Click Administration in the Portal toolbar.
- Click Resource Policies. A list of existing policy types is displayed.
- Locate the policy type you want to change.
- Click the policy type. All the existing child policies for this policy type are displayed.
If you selected a personalization rule, the policy rule's name is displayed. If no policy rule was selected, use the pop-up menu for the policy rule to create a new Personalization rule or select from an existing personalization rule.
The New Policy button is disabled until a rule is selected.
- Click the New Policy button.
- Enter a title and a description for this policy, and select a condition for this policy.
- Change the required values and click OK.
The child policy is created and you are returned to the Resource Policies window.
Parent topic: Managing Rich Client Preferences using the Policy Type Editor for Eclipse Preferences: XPD621