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Copy versus Move (cut/paste) # 3 – How permissions are transferred when a file is copied or moved

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Copy versus Move (cut/paste) # 3 – How permissions are transferred when a file is copied or moved

Users would like to know how permissions transfer when objects are copied and moved in SDD 3.x.

NOTE: SDD does not have a Move operation.  In order to Move objects, you first Cut them from their old location and then Paste them into their new location.

The general rule is:

  • when you Copy/Paste objects, they take on the permissions of the folder they are pasted into
  • when you Cut/Paste objects, they carry over their permissions from their previous location

To illustrate this, we set up three folders: Source, Target (Copy), and Target (Move).  The Source folder has three sub-folders: Sub-Folder1, Sub-Folder2, and Sub-Folder3; the Target (Copy) and Target (Move) folders are empty.

permissions_1.png


There is a Source Group that has Read/Write/Delete/Manage (RWDM) access to all the objects in the Source folder and its sub-folders.

permissions_2.png


When the sub-folders are copied from the Source folder and pasted into the Target (Copy) folder, the Source Group no longer has any permissions related to the new sub-folders in the Target (Copy) folder.  The Target-Copy Group now has permissions related to the new sub-folders.

permissions_3.png

When the sub-folders are cut from the Source folder and pasted into the Target (Move) folder, the Source Group still has the same permissions for the new sub-folders in the Target (Move) folder (the Target-Move Group does not have permissions related to the new sub-folders).

permissions_4.png

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