Setting Widget Permissions

Setting Widget Permissions

All of Liferay’s widgets support Liferay’s robust, fine-grained permissions system. Some higher level permissions can be configured in the permissions tab of the widget’s configuration dialog box. You can grant Roles permission to

  • Add a display template
  • Modify the widget’s permissions
  • Modify the widget’s preferences
  • Configure the app
  • View the widget
  • Add the widget to a page

The permissions matrix makes configuration for a widget convenient.

  1. Go to the widget’s Options icon (Options) and select Permissions. This shows you a table of roles.

  2. Use the check boxes to grant certain permissions to different roles. Click Save after you’ve made your selections.


Some widgets have permissions specific to them. For example, Message Boards contains a Ban User permission. This makes no sense in the context of most other widgets. Those permissions are covered with those widgets.