4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 27, 2012 9:46 AM by mp05

    CQ 5.5 storing personalization data



      We are building a intranet site for employees to use which has features like "Cutomize News", "Customize Videos", Select "Themes" for his login. Also has a list of some favourtie or las read articles.


      so each time an employee logs in - he should see his last customized news/videos/articles and also the theme he selected for the site.


      Is this achievable using CQ 5.5 to store personalized data? If so, any pointers on how to design this.


        • 1. Re: CQ 5.5 storing personalization data
          nicolas peltier Adobe Employee



          yes it is.


          You first have to decide where you will store it, but this would probably belong to user home, may be his profile|preferences here (there's no obligation here). /home/users/u/user/profile|preferences/...

          Think about ACLs and if the data you want to manage follow specific rights different from the profile|preference node, create a new one with its own ACLs.


          that's it if you just want a store/retrieve feature: now that you decided the location,  just

          use POST for writing data

          use UserPropertiesServlet to retrieve it http://dev.day.com/docs/en/cq/current/javadoc/com/adobe/granite/security/user/servlets/Use rPropertiesServlet.html


          If you want fancier feature around that (presence of it in the context store, ability to load those data in the context store, dynamically change it, ...)

          you  have write a/several context store components like the one in /libs/cq/personalization/components/contextstores



          • 2. Re: CQ 5.5 storing personalization data
            mp05 Level 1

            Thanks for the reply Nicolas. I understand that we can store user preferences under /home/users/. But an employee can customize anything from pages to themes to bookmarks to widgets etc

            Is that recommended to store huge customized data for each employee in CRX repository? 




            • 3. Re: CQ 5.5 storing personalization data
              nicolas peltier Adobe Employee

              well, there's no specific restriction around that. How many users, what average set of customization do you plan?

              • 4. Re: CQ 5.5 storing personalization data
                mp05 Level 1

                Its a corporate level portal so anywhere between 20k+. Few other questions:


                1. how do we achieve customization of themes? We want users to select color/theme for their pages from a available list.

                    Is there anything available OOB with CQ5.5 to dynamically load CSS?


                2. How to let Users personalize portal pages by adding, removing, positioning content or portlet attributes (for e.g., zip code for weather portlet)


                3. Document Management by users to be able to upload/view documents. Can we upload documents to DAM and have access control to it based on logged in user?