Configure inherited permissions on document classes

As a library administrator, you must define the inherited permission model for each document class. The inherited permission model defines how a document will inherit permissions automatically.

AODocs provides three ways to apply inherited permissions to documents:

  • Document class permissions: a single set of permissions is defined for all the documents in a document class
  • Workflow permissions: the document permissions are determined by the workflow engine
  • Folder permissions: the document permissions are determined by the document's parent folder

Note:
- In Document Management libraries, document permissions are inherited from the document class by default.
- In Secured Folders, document permissions of the default document class are inherited from folders. For any additional document classes you create, document permissions are inherited from the document class. You can change the inherited permission of document classes through the Security Center available with the AODocs Smartbar.  
- In Team Folders, document permissions are inherited from folders.

To configure the inherited permission model for a document class:

1. Open the library administration interface.

2. Select Document classes.

3. Press the name of the document class you want to configure.

4. Select the Security tab. 

5. Next to the Document permissions are inherited from, select an option from the drop-down list:

  • Class: the permissions are the same for all documents in the class — these permissions are defined in the Security tab (see steps 6 and 7).
  • Folder: the permissions are defined by the document’s parent folder. Learn more: Share documents and folders in your Secured Folder.
  • The document’s current workflow state: the permissions are defined in the permissions pop-up for each workflow state. Learn more: Set workflow permissions.

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If you set the document permissions to be inherited from the document class, the panel Inherited permissions for document class [class name] appears.

6. To select the global visibility mode, press Change.

From the drop-down list select:

  • Document visible only to specific users or groups: documents in this class are available only to the specific users or groups that you add
  • Document visible to all library readers: documents in this class are visible to all users who have reader access to the library
  • Document editable by all library contributors: documents in this class are editable by all users who have contributor access to the library
  • Document visible and editable by all: documents in this class are visible and editable by all users who have access to the library

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7. If you select Document visible only to specific users or groups, you can add users and groups to the list of permissions: enter the user or group email and press Add

Then select the access level for the new user or group:

  • Read
  • Read, Write

You can now restrict users from overriding the inherited permissions.

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