Property Definition Permissions

Access for viewing this property and editing the property in object metadata can be defined on the Permissions tab.

If the user does not have the permission to view the property, it is not available for selection in M-Files (for example, when you are creating a new search or when More properties is selected).

If the user cannot see the property, the user also does not have the permission to edit it. However, the user may have the permission to see the property without having the permission to edit it. Editing in this case refers to the user being able to edit the property in the object metadata in all possible ways: edit its value, or add or delete the property.

Adjusting Permissions

  1. Open M-Files Admin.
  2. In the left-side tree view, expand a connection to M-Files server.
  3. Expand Document Vaults.
  4. Expand a vault.
  5. Click a node that contains items that you want to edit. For example, Users.
  6. Select an item in the listing area.
  7. Right-click the item and click Properties.
  8. Go to the Permissions tab.
  9. In Users and user groups, 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.
  10. Select one of these options:
    • Select the Allow check box to allow the selected user to see this item.
      or
    • Select the Deny check box to deny the selected user from seeing this item.
  11. Optional: If you want to adjust additional permissions, repeat the steps from 7 to 10.
  12. Click OK.