Hierarchical Security Groups

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Hierarchical Security Groups

Hierarchical Security Groups allow the creation of a group tree. This allows organizations to closely mimic their organization structure.

 

For example:
A company could have a different sales sub-division for each geography (e.g. North America, Europe, Asia etc.) with all the sales sub-divisions reporting to a single Global Sales division. While users in each sub-division would need access to only their documents, some users in the Global Sales division who would need access to documents of all the sub-division.

 

Hierarchical Security Groups make such a requirement simple to implement. You simply create a group called Global Sales plus groups for each sub-division. You then add the sub-division groups as sub-groups of the Global Sales group.

 

The Group & Subgroup Owned and Groups & Subgroup Owned (Restricted) security levels in Role Privileges can be used to allows specific users...

Access to documents owned by users of their primary group,  as well as
Access to documents owned by users of the sub-groups of their primary group.

 
Notes:
Users belonging to primary groups at the same level of hierarchy cannot access each other's documents.

For example:
Consider an organization in which a Superadmin has created two groups of users - say Group 1 and Group 2 - under which each group has its own sub groups - say Group 3 and Group 4 as sub groups of Group 1; and Group 5 and Group 6 as sub groups of Group 2 respectively.

 

                               

 

Let assume that all users in these groups are part of a Role that allows access at the Group & Subgroup Owned level

In the scenario described above...
The Superadmin will have access to all the documents of the organization.
Users in Group 1 will now be able to access only Group 1's own documents and those of its sub groups (i.e. Group 3 and Group 4).
Users in Group 2 will be able to access only Group 2's own documents and those of its sub groups (i.e. Group 5 and Group 6).
The users in Group 3, Group 4, Group 5 and Group 6 will have access only to the documents owned by their own group.

 


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