Object Type Permissions

Access for viewing this object type and creating objects of this type can be defined on the Permissions tab.

If the user does not have the permission to view the name of the object type, it is not available for selection in M-Files Desktop (for example when you are creating a new object or search). Even if the object type name is hidden, the user can see the objects themselves in views or search results, for example.

If you cannot see the object type name, you do not have the permission to create objects of this type either. However, the user may have the permission to see the name without having permission to create new objects.

Adjusting Permissions

  1. Open M-Files Admin.
  2. In the left-side tree view, expand a connection to M-Files Server.
  3. In the left-side tree view, expand Document Vaults, and then expand a vault.
  4. Still in the left-side tree view, click the appropriate node or subnode of the vault and select the desired item from the list on the right or from the left-side tree view.
  5. Right-click the item and select Properties from the context menu.
  6. Go to the Permissions tab.
  7. From the Users and user groups list, select the user or user group whose permissions you want to adjust.
    If the user or user group is not on the list, click Add... to add the user or user group to the list.
  8. Either:
    • Check the Allow check box to allow the selected user to see this item.
    • Check the Deny check box to deny the selected user from seeing this item.
  9. Optional: If you want to adjust additional permissions, repeat the steps 7 and 8.
  10. Click OK once you are done.
You have adjusted the view permissions of the selected item for the selected users.