Page tree
Skip to end of metadata
Go to start of metadata

PasswordFieldDefinition renders a text field that masks input values when used only with custom actions.

Passwords can be revealed in plain text when the field is used in dialogs with a standard commit action.

If you want to store hashed password values, you can use the field to collect the value entered by the user and delegate storing and hashing the password to an underlying user manager. The user manager may be internal or external (see the Security app for more information).

If you store a hashed value, you can no longer decode it into plain text. This is suitable when you want to authenticate the password and compare the stored hash against the hash of the password provided when logging in. If you need passwords in plain text so that they can be used to access other systems requiring authentication, you should use the Password Manager module.

This password field definition is part of the Magnolia 6 UI framework. The fully qualified class name is info.magnolia.ui.field.PasswordFieldDefinition.

If you work with the Magnolia 5 UI framework, see Password field for Magnolia 5 UI instead.

Example definition

password:
  $type: passwordField
  required: true

Common simple field properties

PasswordFieldDefinition has no field-specific properties.

name

required

Name of the field definition item. Derived from the configured node name. Use alphanumeric characters without spaces.

class

required (unless $type is used)

Type of the field definition item. The value must be a fully qualified class name and a subtype of info.magnolia.ui.field.FieldDefinition. See Field types for possible values.

$type

You can use this as a shortcut for class if the definition class is annotated with info.magnolia.ui.field.FieldType. The proper value is defined by the annotation.

Example class annotation
@FieldType("textField")
public class TextFieldDefinition extends ConfiguredFieldDefinition<String> {
...
}

See Field types for possible values.

type

requireddefault is java.lang.String

Model type of the field. Use the fully qualified class name. See PropertyType for possible values.

A default type is typically hard-coded in each definition class. You only need to add this property if you want to override the default implementation (for example, with java.lang.Long).

converterClass

optional

Converts values between presentation (UI) and model (stored data). The property must extend com.vaadin.data.Converter.

conversionErrorMessage

optional, default is translated conversion.message.error key

Message shown when there is an error in the conversion process. The value can be literal or a key of a message bundle. Use alphanumeric characters in literal values.

defaultValue

optional

Pre-filled default value displayed in the field. The value can be overwritten by the user. Use alphanumeric characters.

(info) Applied only when creating a new item, not for already existing items.

description

optional

Help text displayed when the user clicks the help icon. The value can be literal or a key of a message bundle.

factoryClass

optional

Defines the factory class that initializes and builds the Vaadin form field. The default factory class depends on the particular field.

The value must be a fully qualified class name and a subtype of info.magnolia.ui.field.FieldFactory.

fieldBinderClass

optional

Defines the binder class that applies configuration parameters from the field.

i18n

optional, default is false

Enables i18n authoring support, which allows editors to write foreign-language or regionally targeted content. A two-letter language identifier (en, de, fr, etc.) is displayed on controls where i18n is set to true.

label

optional

Field label displayed to editors. The value can be literal or a key of a message bundle.

If you do not provide the property, Magnolia will fall back to a generated i18n key.

If you do not want to have any label, set the property to an empty string such as label: "" in YAML.

readOnly

optional, default is false

Makes the field uneditable.

required

optional, default is false (not relevant for checkbox field)

Makes the field required. An asterisk is displayed next to the field label.

requiredErrorMessage

optional, default is translated validation.message.required key

Error message shown when required is set to true and the user saves an empty field. The value can be literal or a key of a message bundle. Use alphanumeric characters in literal values.

styleName

optional

Additional style information for an editor property definition item applied to the element when the form is rendered.

The value can be a CSS class or a list of CSS classes separated by white spaces.

validators 

optional

List of field validator definition items. Any value must be a subtype of info.magnolia.ui.field.FieldValidatorDefinition.

See Field validators for more information.

You can add custom field validators to define your own password policy such as minimum length and character types.
  • No labels