Is it possible to have different permissions to the fields of a Background portlet?
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As per the current product design it is not possible to define view/edit permission by field for background elements.
Whether the user has granted "edit" permission to the background element, he will be able to edit all fields from the background portlet - which also allows them to remove records through the trash can icon, or they will be able to "view" the whole portlet's content.
If you believe this an important subject for your business requirements, kindly consider submitting an enhancement request by following the instructions listed in KBA 2090228.
Background, Background Element, Portlet, Block, Permission, RBP, Field, Delete, Trash Can, Bin, Icon, Button, Remove, Edit, View. , KBA , LOD-SF-EP-ADM , Roles & Permission / Directory search , Product Enhancement