Permissions on cabinets and confusion

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Permissions on cabinets and confusion

Post by seth_gecko » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:09 am

I'm kind of confused. How do I prevent people from group A from reading files in a cabinet that is explicit shared with group B?

Is there a pragmatic example so I can see what I did wrong? I find the rights model extremely devilish, because you can assign rights on many levels.And this somehow confuses me.

I thought I could solve my requirement at the permission level of the cabinets. But that doesn't seem to work. Once you have global permissions to read documents, you can read everything?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Permissions on cabinets and confusion

Post by fahad » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:50 am


Do not give the global permission to view the document at Role Level.

Then come to cabinet -> ACL -> allow role to view cabinets.

Hope this will help your issue.

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Re: Permissions on cabinets and confusion

Post by FlightdeckRob » Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:11 pm

I had the same problem initially. You have to set the permissions on individual document types AND the cabinets. Cabinets are just an organizational thing to give a folder structure of sorts, not really a permissions thing. You can give all your users permission to see all the cabinets but if they don't have permissions for a specific document type then those files will not appear when they look at the cabinet.

In your case Group A cabinet might contain documents type "Purchase Orders" and Group B cabinet might contain document types "Customer Data" and "Product Specifications". You set the permissions of "Purchase Orders" to only be seen by users from Group A and set the other two document types to be seen by users from Group B.

Hope that helps.


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