Trying to restrict operations (delete, move, rename, etc) on folder assets

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27 Oct, 2015 01:52 PM

I have a folder asset defined in my Asset Factory for the site. I need to try and limit the types of operations that users can perform on folders. I tried using Workflows, but found out that wowrkflows don't apply to folder assets.

Right now my site contributors have read/write access to the content folders on the site, which means they can delete a folder without any workflow approval or oversight. What I would like to be able to do is setup the folder so that but only certain groups can modify the folder itself (delete, move, rename) , but everyone is still able to create Page assets underneath that folder using a workflow.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Tim on 27 Oct, 2015 05:16 PM

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    Unfortunately I can't think of a combination of access rights/abilities that will allow for this. The main issue, as you've noticed, is that Write access to a Folder (needed so that Users can create assets inside that Folder) will inherently provide them with the option for deleting that Folder.

    There appear to be 2 related ideas on our Idea Exchange that could really help out in this scenario.

    The first one (which you are aware of) is the Ability to apply a Workflow to a Folder asset.

    The other one I would encourage you (and others reading this post) to vote on is this one:

    Limiting Delete rights per user/group/role

    I've gone ahead and added my votes to both of those as I can see the need for this functionality.

    Let me know if you have any additional questions.


  2. Tim closed this discussion on 06 Nov, 2015 10:06 PM.

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