Portal access rights to developers.
I would like to know what type of Portal access rights should be grant to the portal developers only developes Iview, worksets, etc.. not perform any portal system administration tasks.
Can this person be grant a Content administrator access rights ???? How can I restrict his access for only has read access to 'Web Dynpro' & 'Work flow content' tabs. Please advice.
Checkout whats the standard SAP NetWeaver Developer's Guide below (under section "Devloping Application").
See if your developers are also working on whats describled below. Once you have the confirmation on the tasks they need to work on, then you can easily identify which role they will need.
This section describes how to build applications for the portal. The guide explains how to build portal applications and how to make use of services provided by the portal or the underlying J2EE engine.
The standard Portal roles can be found below: Administration Roles
In your case, you will look into just the Content Admin and System Admin. The reason why I said that System Admin could be needed by your developers is that they might need certain activities like tasks for connecting to back-end systems and applications. However, you can also do these for them, thus more control on your side.
In the above link for standard Portal roles, you will see the workset that is link to each role. If you look into the CA (http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw70/helpdata/EN/a9/fe602e5a214237a0cd27111873505c/content.htm), you will find the Web Dynpro. What you can do here for your situation, also mentioned above, is to create a duplicate role of CA and change the functions of the duplicate CA role (for the Web Dynpro Content Administrator part) to suit your situation.
Hope that helps and ward points for helpful suggestions.