The first key concept in understanding DataWeb security
is that every folder in your application can have different security
settings. This is true for the root-level folder that
represents the web, for data folders, and for generic
folders that aren't associated with data tables.
|Understanding DataWeb Security
security settings for a folder apply to all of the files
within that folder. When you modify a folder's security
settings, you also have the option to inherit security
settings from the parent folder. By default each folder automatically inherits the security settings of its parent folder. In this way you can propagate security
settings without having to change them for every folder.
For example, if you change security settings at the web
level, you can automatically update the security settings
for all folders that inherit from the web folder.
second important concept is that of the security group.
Every user of your web belongs to one of six security
groups, and the permissions that a given user has for
a particular folder depends on which group they belong
to. Permissions on a folder are set for each group, so
that individual users that belong to a group have that
group's permissions for the folder.
following table describes each security group:
Owner group consists of one user, the user
who created the application. Only the owner
of the application can rename it or delete it. It's not possible to change the owner's default permissions.
Administrators group has full permissions on the application, except they cannot rename or delete the application. It's not possible to change the default permissions for the Administrators group.||
Staff group can include members who don't
need full administrative permissions on the
web, but may need to make design changes.
This group is a good place for members who
manage data. By default, members of the Staff
group can design forms, but you can modify
Members group can include generic members
of your web. By default members of the Members
group can read all records in your web as well as create and edit their own records, but you can modify
||By default, members
of the Guests group have permissions to read
any records in your web as well as create and edit their own records, but you can
change these permissions, including preventing
group includes any anonymous users
of your web – that is, users who haven't been
specifically added to your web as members
and who aren't logged on to DataWeb.
By default, users who access your web as members
of the Anonymous group have no access to
any of the records in your web. However, you can
change these permissions to allow anonymous uses to create and read records as well as browse files in your web.
you add a new member to your web, you can specify that
they belong to the Administrators group, the Staff group,
the Members group, or the Guests group. Since the Owner group includes only
the person who created the web, and the Anonymous group consists
of anonymous users of your web who aren't logged in, you
can't add members to either of those groups.