I have been working on setting up an force.com site that uses Overage Authenticated Website User Licenses to authenticate the users. I have been able to successfully give the users read/write access to custom objects via the Customer Portal Settings page. I have also set up a Sharing Setting object related to the Profile my Authenticated Website Licenses are under and gave access to objects based off objects the fact that their contactID fields that matches their user's Contact ID field. The API states
"Select Only records where the high-volume portal user’s contact matches to give high-volume portal users access only to the records that are associated with their contacts. For example, choosing this option for cases would give users access only to the cases that they filed, or cases that were filed on their behalf by a support representative"
Reading this it doesn't seem like I would be able to give them access to their respective contact record through these sharing settings.
I currently can get no contact fields to display on my visualforce pages. I need to be able to let the users edit their information saved in their contact. I have been searching through the API but maybe I am missing something. I have seen in other people's questions/experiences that they are able to access the contact objects.
Like this post to StackExchange: Give High Volume Customer Portal User access to Contacts
Do I have to do this through a account that is linked to the same contact or is there a way that I can just give them permission to edit their own contact records?
Thanks for the help!