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Folder Permissions Question

Question asked by Jim Sculley on Jan 24, 2017
Latest reply on Jan 24, 2017 by Jason Capriotti

I'm using EPDM 2016 Pro and I need to do something that I haven't come across before.  I need to grant access to a particular folder in the vault only to members of a particular group.  This folder is deeply nested in the vault and the users in this new group are completely new to the system.  If I set the 'Read file contents' permission on the folder, the new group still can't see the folder because all of the parent directories do not have the 'Read file contents' permission.  If I work my way up through the parent directories, adding the 'Read file contents' permission, the system sets the 'Read file contents' permission on all the subfolders as well, which I don't want.  I could go back and remove the 'Read file contents' permissions form these other subfolders, but in some cases there are hundreds of them.

 

Visually, it's something like this:

 

_EPDM

  +-Top Secret Stuff

  +-Other Secret Stuff

                   +- Secret Stuff 001

                   +- Secret Stuff 002

                   +- Secret Stuff 003

                    ...

                    +- Secret Stuff 499

                    +- Secret Stuff 500

                              +-Non Secret

                                       +- File A

                                       +- File B

                              +-Still Secret

                    +- Secret Stuff 501

                    ...

                    +- Secret Stuff 998

                    +- Secret Stuff 999

 

I want to give this group access to folder Non Secret and everything in it, and no access to anything around or above it other than the ability to navigate to it.

 

I can't help but think I'm missing something simple here.  Surely there is a way to to this without having to set the 'Read file contents' permission on _EPDM and then having to unset it on Top Secret Stuff, Secret Stuff 001 through Secret Stuff 499 and Secret Stuff 501 through Secret Stuff 999 and Still Secret

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