Platform Space Permissions

Platform permission system allows administrators to define access levels to Platform Spaces and access levels to features in the Platform Interface. When users are set up in the system, they need to be set up with both access types.

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Figure 26 - Platform Permission Types

Platform Space Permissions

Platform Space Permissions define what access levels a user or group has to a mount point in the system (See Platform Spaces for details of how these volumes are defined and used). The table below describes the types of user access available for Platform Spaces:

permissions

Permissions Screen

The permission screen is used to establish a user’s access to the Platform’s capabilities including access to Platform Space’s and Platform Features.

permissions screen

The screen has three distinct tabs which allows the administrator to establish the permissions. When the screen opens, it starts on the Permissions by User tab. The three tabs are described below:

Permissions By User – By selecting a user from the list, the administrator can set Platform Space permissions for that specific user.

Permissions by Platform Space – By selecting a Platform Space from the list, the administrator can update all the system users access to that Platform Space.

Feature Permissions by User – By selecting a user from the list, the administrator can set Platform Feature Permissions for that specific user.

When adding, removing or updating Platform Space Permissions, changes can take up to 15 – 20 minutes to populate in the Platform Interface and in the file system. This is because permission changes take place as a background task and have to potentially propagate over terabytes of data.

Permissions by User Tab

When setting Platform Space permissions by user, the administrator selects a user from the list as shown in the example below:

permissions by user tab

Figure 27 – Permissions by User

When selecting a user, Platform files in a list of Platform Spaces that the selected user has access to. The administrator can then set either ‘Read’ or ‘Modify’ privileges for that user for each Platform Space. If the administrator does not check anything for a Platform Space the user will not be able to see that Platform Space when they login.

Account Filter – This filter box automatically reduces the available user list by matching the characters typed into the box.

Platform Space Filter - This filter box automatically shows the Platform Spaces that match the characters typed into the box.

set all to modify

Will grant modify privilege to all Platform Spaces for the selected user. This includes Platform Space’s on other pages in the list.

set all to read only

Will grant read privilege to all Platform Spaces for the selected user.

remove access

Will remove all access to all Platform Spaces for the selected user.

Permission by Platform Space Tab

If an administrator wishes to assign access rights to a specific Platform Space, they can use this tab of the Permissions screen.

permissions by platform space

Figure 28 - Permissions by Platform Space

When an administrator clicks on a specific Platform Space, the system will then list all of the users in the system in the right-hand grid. The administrator can set either ‘Read’ or ‘Modify’ privileges for that Platform Space for each user that is connected to the Platform. If the administrator does not check anything for a user, they will not be able to see that Platform Space when they login.

Platform Space Filter - This filter box automatically shows the Platform Spaces that match the characters typed into the box.

Account Filter – This filter box automatically reduces the available user list by matching the characters typed into the box.

set all to modify

Will grant modify privilege to all Platform Spaces for the selected user. This includes Platform Space’s on other pages in the list.

set all to read only

Will grant read privilege to all Platform Spaces for the selected user.

remove access

Will remove all access to all Platform Spaces for the selected user.

Feature Permissions

In order for users to have access to functions and capabilities of the Platform Software, they must be given Feature Permissions by the System Administrator. Feature permissions are loosely based on the Platform Menu system and contain an option for each Menu Item.

feature permissions

Each Feature Permission has three possible options:

feature permission access types

Feature Permission Descriptions

The table below describes the capabilities that are assigned when a user receives ‘User’ or ‘Admin’ privilege to each Feature Permission.

Feature permission description1

feature permission description 2

Default Feature Permissions

When a new user is created in the Platform, by default, they will automatically receive the following feature permissions:

default feature permissions

Updating Feature Permissions

After feature permissions updates have been recorded, the user must log out and back into the Platform in order form the changes to take effect.