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How to enable User Folders in Plone

by Mike Cullerton — last modified Apr 09, 2013 03:22 PM

User Folders are an option in Plone. You can turn them on In the Security settings area of Site Setup (Plone Control Panel). Here's how I enabled User Folders in Plone from within my product.

I needed to enable the User Folders feature of Plone from within my product. My first thought was to use a Generic Setup profile, but the solution was setuphandlers.py.

I inspected the Enable User Folders button on the Security settings page of Site Setup, and saw the attribute was named enable_user_folders. I tried to find a generic setup profile I could edit.

The closest I got was adding enable_user_folders to properties.xml. This turned the attribute on in the ZMI, but not in Site Setup and User Folders were not enabled.

Then I found a reference to

security.enable_user_folders

in a setuphandlers.py file from the Rhaptos git repo.

So, I added these lines to setupVarious in my setuphandlers.py.
from plone.app.controlpanel.security import ISecuritySchema
site = context.getSite()
security = ISecuritySchema(site)
security.enable_user_folders = True

Now, when I install my product, User Folders are enabled automatically.

Note that you need to make sure setupVarious is turned on in configure.zcml.

<genericsetup:importStep
    name="your.package"
    title="your.package special import handlers"
    description=""
    handler="your.package.setuphandlers.setupVarious"
    />

 Hope this helps someone.

 

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