It is impossible to login to a new portal instance created on a manually sharded datasource. Attempt to login with the credential test@[myNewInstanceHostName.com] always indicates authentication failure. Besides, email@example.com is allowed to login to [myNewInstanceHostName.com] even though the URL ought to be associated with only the new portal instance. This shows that the shard advice is not functioning.
The experience is with both
liferay-portal-tomcat-6.1.0-ALPHA-20110805.zip available to the BugSquad team as well as direct check out from trunk.
Steps to reproduce:
1. Add JDBC connections to portal-ext.properties as necessary for sharding
2. Enable manual shard in portal-ext.properties (Note: Manual and NOT round robin)
3. Create a new portal instance (with a different virtual host name) on a shard datasource via the control panel
4. From a browser try to login to the new instance.
Login fails as described above.