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Rule-based user groups

Rule-based user groups for HCL Portal allow you to define dynamic portal user groups.

Rule-based user groups are implemented as a custom repository adapter for Virtual Member Manager (VMM). Rule based user groups are represented by a unique group name, the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) search filter rule expression, and an optional description. The portal handles them as normal portal user groups. They are in a special base distinguished name in the user realm hierarchy. Administrators can create, define, update, or delete them by using the VMM API in WebSphere Application Server or the Portal User Management Architecture (PUMA) in HCL Portal like other groups. We can use these soft groups to assign security role mappings, portal access permissions, or visibility rules the same way as other portal user groups. The rule-based user groups feature handles the correct membership determination for the users during run time. Advantages:

What we can do with rule-based user groups


  1. Rule based user groups can contain only individual users, but not groups.

  2. After defining a rule-based user group, we cannot change the unique group name.