SCRITTURA: Customising JSPS according to user Role

  • KM03130528
  • 26-Mar-2018
  • 26-Mar-2018

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This article addresses how to customise JSPS according to user role


Sometimes it is neccessary to tailor a JSP so that certain links and regions of the page are only accessible to certain users.  This article addresses how to do this .


The way to do this is to add code sections like this to the JSP , which make use of the isUserInRole method, part of the built in HttpServletRequest API used by jsps

eg :

% if(request.isUserInRole("admins") )
                                { %>
<display all the links>

% if(request.isUserInRole("reviewers") )
                                { %>
<just display some of the links t>

Please note that any changes to a custom jsp also require a full build using client full

As with all changes users are strongly advised to make all changes and thoroughly test them in a test environment first.