Named Access Control Lists

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A named access control list is a list of permissions that can be attached to an object. It is a list consisting of one or more subjects (users, user groups, or pseudo-users) and operations (delete, edit, read, or change permissions) that are either allowed or denied to those particular subjects. Named access control lists make managing permissions in M-Files very quick and effortless.

The best practice to define access rights in named access control lists is via user groups instead of individual users.

Making changes to named access control lists in large vaults can be very slow and may therefore sometimes cause lock conflicts. Therefore, it is recommended that changes to named access control lists and, in turn, to object permissions are made during off-peak hours when user access to the vault is limited.