Hello all,

I'm trying to gain a basic understanding of how to configure the user
application to display or hide pages and portlets for such or such
users. The idea is to be able to provide user with a custom environment
when they log on to the portal.

I have the user application admin guide in front of me, but it's not
quite helpful in this regard (it's sliced in small sequences describing
how to change such or such, but doesn't really give the big picture).

Here's a few basic steps I've taken in order to get a user to receive a
portal containing 3 built-in portlets (remember, this is just a test, do
not try to find any business meanings to the particular setup) :

NEW SHARED PAGE CONFIG
I've created a new shared page called Mycompanysharedpage.
This page is assigned to the General catogory.
It's set to display 3 built-in portlets (PublicSearch, Create and
Shortcut) in 3-columns layout.
I've assigned "view" permission to the johndoe user for this new shared
page.

DEFAULT CONTAINER PAGE CHANGE
In the built-in DefaultContainerPage page properties, I've configured my
new "Mycompanysharedpage" as the default shared page.
I've assigned "view" permission to the johndoe user for this container page.

PORTLETS PERMISSIONS
I've assigned "List" and "Execute" permissions to the johndoe user for
all 3 porlets in the portlet admin section.

RESULTS
When I log on to the User Application with my admin user, I get my 3
columns-layout in the central part of the portal. This seems to make
sense since I've changed the DefaultContainerPage.
When I log on to the User Application using my johndoe user, I receive a
message : "Access denied to the portal page: Mycompanysharedpage!" in
the central part of the portal.

Am I doing things properly and just missing a small step in the setup ?
Am I completely confused as to how all this works.

Thanks for any help, hint, clue...

Jerome