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.

Editing 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.
  6. Select an item in the listing area.
  7. Right-click the item and click Properties.
  8. Open Permissions.
  9. In Users and user groups, select the user or user group whose permissions to change.
    If the user or user group is not on the list, click Add.
  10. Specify the permissions for the selected user or user group.
    Allow: Enable this to explicitly give the permission to the selected user or user group.
    Deny: Enable this to explicitly deny the permission from the user or user group.
    The Deny setting is normally used to specify an exception to an Allow setting. For example, when John Doe is part the group HR Managers, you can set Allow for the group and Deny for John Doe.
    You can also leave both settings unselected.
  11. Repeat steps 9 and 10 for the rest of the permissions.
  12. Click OK.