In WebCenter Spaces 11g R1 Patch Set 1 we introduced a new JVM property that allows administrators to disable the default functionality which takes users to the last accessed page in WebCenter Spaces. When you make the following change, the user will be taken to the first page in their Personal Space (when in personal space context) or to the first page in the Group Space (when in a group space context).
The nice thing about this is that now you can create a business role page, make it the first page in personal space, and that way push information to your users.
All you need to do is edit the setDomainEnv.sh script and add the following entry:
When done, remember to restart the managed server in order for the new parameter to take effect.
This functionality will be included in the next revision of the documentation.