[Zope-CMF] Re: What is a member?

Florent Guillaume fg at nuxeo.com
Fri Jul 1 10:13:39 EDT 2005

Tom Dossis  <td at yoma.com.au> wrote:
> http://mail.zope.org/pipermail/zope-cmf/2003-November/019794.html
>  > Florent Guillaume wrote:
>  >> What is it really to be a member of a portal ?
>  >>
>  >> 1) we have the Member role, but nowhere is it enforced that members 
> must be Member.
>  >
>  > members represent users that are allowed to login to the portal and 
> use features of the site that are not public. They might have different 
> global or local Roles.
>  >
>  > The 'Member' Role represents a basic set of Permissions common 
> members have for the site. Sometimes this Role represents the least 
> common denominator and all members have the 'Member' Role. In other 
> cases members with Roles like 'Reviewer' or 'Manager' don't have a 
> 'Member' Role. I would not enforce one policy.
> That's pretty subtle.
> I've added a third party role, 'Customer' to my CMF site.  I don't want 
> this role to 'add portal content'.  I have member folder auto creation 
> 'on' for my standard 'Members'.  But this means my Customer's also have 
> a folder object created for them - which I don't want.
> Is it simply a case of 'patch' my CMF MembershipTool to only do this
>   if user.has_role('Member') ... ?
> Or should I be looking at it from a different perspective?

That's a reasonable patch, yes, and the right place to do it.


Florent Guillaume, Nuxeo (Paris, France)   CTO, Director of R&D
+33 1 40 33 71 59   http://nuxeo.com   fg at nuxeo.com

More information about the Zope-CMF mailing list