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Can High Volume Users change and update their Contact file?

Good Afternoon -


I am attempting to set up a customer portal which would allow clients we certify to log in, update their contact file and register for courses using custom objects. I would like them to only have access to their file and ideally, logging in would take you directly to their contact file.


Contacts have been enabled for this user group, however the contact tab is not appearing. It is for Customer Portal Manager Custom, though.


I have been through the Sites and Customer Portal Implementation Guides and have not seen an answer to this.


Thank you in advance.


Portal User licenses do not allow the portal users to interact with Contact object.


Your options are to either:

  1. Add the custom fields you need to the user object and then later on Sync user object with Contact object.
  2. Use a third party portal application that uses Salesforce API (such as

I will look into that. Thank you for the help!


Or.  Don't use contact.field directly in your VF.

Set a contact_field property in your controller from the contact.field that Apex can retrieve and then the VF can interact with that.