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Access-Permission-Concept for Repositories and Folders

Hi @ all,

in the default configuration nearly every repository and

folder has got the permission "everybody



anybody experiences with an permission-concept in

the km.

Our problem is that we defined a km-role so that

the navigation-iviews only point to the folder

"/documents/public documents/" and to the folder

"personal document" in the userhome repository.

This worked

very fine but the problem is that the users can

use a workarround to access other reporistories in

the km by

using the iview "my favorites". There you can

define a new favorite by selecting "new" and than

"browse". Thus

the user has now the possibility to navigate to

the virtual-root an can know access every

repositorie whitch

has the permission "everybody fullcontroll".

I would prefer to restrict all the permissions

of the repositories if i knew that all operations

and iviews will work properly.

So are there any repositories and folders whitch

need the permission "everybody fullcontroll",

except the userhome-repository whitch is clear.

Thank´s for your replys!

Best regards

Kai Rassner

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  • Posted on Feb 02, 2004 at 09:00 AM

    Hi Kai,

    if you do not set ACLs accordingly, there will always be workarounds for users. Favorites are one, searching (if the "artificially invisible" but authorized content is indexed) is another, simply typing URLs by trial and error is the next, etc. thus, you should use ACLs to make content accessible or not.

    I do not know off-hand, which folders absolutely require to be accessible. Please discuss this with your consultant. But how much effort would it be, to limit the access rights one hierarchical level below?

    Regards, Karsten

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