Objects Application Permissions

Available Liferay DXP/Portal 7.4+

Like other Liferay applications, the Objects portlet is integrated with the permissions framework. This means you can assign application and resource permissions to user roles to determine which users have access to the Objects portlet and its data.

Assign Objects permissions when defining role permissions.

See Defining Role Permissions for more information about assigning permissions to user roles.

Application Permissions

Application permissions grant permission to perform general application-related operations and do not include resource-related permissions.

Objects has the following application permissions:



Access in Control Panel

Access Objects in the Global Menu


View and modify configuration options for the Objects portlet


View and modify Objects permissions


View and modify preferences for the Objects portlet


View the Objects portlet

Resource Permissions

Resource permissions grant specific permissions on application resources. Some of these permissions enable performing operations on database entities (i.e., model resources). Others grant permission to perform resource-related operations in an application context (e.g., create a new resource entity).

Objects has the following resource permissions.

Actions on Database Entities




Delete an Object definition


View and modify permissions for an Object definition


Update an Object definition


View an Object definition

Managing Permissions for Individual Object Definitions

Available Liferay 7.4 U17+ and 7.4 GA17+

Follow these steps to manage permissions for individual Object definitions:

  1. Open the Objects application via the Global Menu (Global Menu).

  2. Click the Actions button (Actions Button) for the desired Object definition and select Permissions.

    Click the Actions button for the desired Object definition and select Permissions.

  3. Use the checkboxes to grant Object definition permissions to the desired Roles.


    Permissions defined at the Roles admin level override permissions defined at the individual level.

    Use the checkboxes to assign permissions to the desired roles.

  4. Click Save.