UIM and UMP were upgraded from 8.31 to 8.4.
It was noticed by customer the next day that the UMP "landing page" had defaulted to "private pages" for their customers instead of their site.
Have been able to edit the portal-ext file to hide the public and private pages but customers are still not hitting their site by default.
Why has this changed and how do we correct it?
This was a change in how user and sites work in the underlying Liferay portal version for 8.4.
There are two settings that need to be changed in the portal-ext.properties files. But this will affect everyone including admins.
so basically either EVERYONE is assigned to a site or people have to manually go there.
Modify or add the following lines anywhere in the <Nimsoft>\probes\service\wasp\webapps\ROOT\WEB-INF\classes\portal-ext.properties file
(typically at the end of the file)...
This will remove the link to Private Pages and Public Pages on the Docking Bar and you will only see the communities that the users have access to.
If you want to remove one or the other, then you can easily do so by only modifying the appropriate entry in the
For example, if you only want users to see Public Pages, you can configure as follows...
--This is an ALL or NOTHING setting. It affects all users including Administrators/Superusers
--Be sure that you have all of your communities available and configured with the desired pages/portlets before doing this
--Be sure that all users are configured with appropriate permissions to only view the communities required.
--At anytime, if you decide you want to undo this, you can change the settings above from false to true.