Setting Private and Shared Credentials

You can set either private or shared credentials for accessing password-protected feeds. Shared credentials enable all the users of Syndicated Feed Portlet to view the feed without having to enter any credentials. Private credentials enable an individual user to view content from password protected feeds by configuring user ID and password.

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You can set the private or shared credentials per feed. You can specify the credentials either when adding the feed to the HCL Syndicated Feed Portlet or when viewing the settings for a feed. To specify or change the credentials of existing feed subscriptions from the feed settings, perform the following steps:


  1. From the portlet menu, select Personalize, Edit Shared Settings, or Configure. The General tab is selected, by default. Alternatively, click the My Subscriptions link (if available in the view mode) to display the subscription list.
  2. On the Subscriptions page, roll over your mouse on the name of the feed and click the Settings link that is displayed next to the feed. A short description of the feed, feed URL, and web address of the feed page are displayed. Additionally, text fields to specify user ID and password along with option buttons to specify whether the credentials entered in the text fields are private or shared, are displayed.
  3. Click OK to save the credentials or Hide if you no longer want the feed settings to be displayed on the screen.