We've added another nice feature to Notes 801 on the request of one of our bigger customers. For Portal based applications people had often talked about role based applications so that users only see the pages and components on pages that they should see based on their roles. In Notes 801 we have the ability to define for every page which users should see them.
For example you could now have an HR assessment application with two pages, one for employees and one for managers. The manager page could be a superset of the employee page plus some additional tools or components managers needs.In order to associate roles with pages you can use the CAE:
Pls note that this is not a real security feature. First of all we wanted a way to open the complete application with all pages in CAE even if you as an end user doesn't have 'access' to all pages. Second we thought about making it a real security feature but we couldn't come up easily with a good design that would allow a good performance and we could not regress mail performance which is also a composite application. Our customer who requested this was also not interested in real security in the particular context. Note that this doesn't mean that there is no security. The security of the components in the rectangles (ACLs in case of NSF components) is obviously still used.
In the CAE you can now associate either person names or group names or Notes roles from the NSF that contains the CA XML.