How to Copy Permissions from one share to another share(s)?

The Copy Permissions feature allows you to Copy Permissions from one share to another share(s). You can use many options like Add the new permissions to the account's existing permissions, Replace the account's existing permissions with the new permissions, etc. You may select options to Allow, Block inheritance from the parent object and also Replace all child objects existing permissions with the inheritable permissions from this object while copying permissions for accounts.


Click on button.

The Copy Permissions window will be displayed as shown below:
Step 1: Configure Source shared folder-list:

 To configure shared folders, click Click here to add shared folders link.
Click Next to proceed to the next step.

Step 2: Configure Target shared folder-list:

 To configure shared folders, click Click here to add shared folders link.
Click Next to proceed to the next step.

Step 3: Select Permissions/Access Control Entries:

Select permissios/Access control entries to copy accounts to the selected target shared folder(s) /files(s)

 

 

  • Use Select inherited permissions only option to select only inherited permissions from the source shared folder/file permissions list.
 

Click Next to proceed to the next step.

Step 4: Apply the required rules to be used while copying permissions:
 
Select which rules to apply while copying permissions.


 

Add the new permissions to the account's existing permissions option will add the selected permissions to the existing permissions list and also it will not affect the existing permissions.

You may also use the below options to Copy Permissions and also apply inheritance by Inheritance rule  

  • Replace the account's existing permissions with the new permissions.
  • Also apply the above to subfolders and files that do not have inheritance set (non-inherited folders and files)
  • Remove all existing accounts and replace with the selected accounts and permissions.
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  • Replace all child objects existing permissions with the inheritable permissions from this object.

Inheritance Rule:

  • Allow inherited permissions from this object's parent.
  • Copy inherited permissions.
  • Remove inherited permissions.
Replace the account's existing permissions with the new permissions

            If a selected account already exists in the current list of permissions of the selected target shared folder(s)/file(s), this option will replace all explicitly assigned account permissions with the newly selected permissions for that account.

Example: If the share already has some accounts with permissions like Allow Read and Write and if the same existing accounts selected with permissions Deny Modify to Copy Permissions then this option will replace the existing accounts previous permissions(Allow Read and Write) with new permission(Deny Modify). otherwise if the selected account not exist in the share permissions list then it will add into the permissions list.

Also apply the above to subfolders and files that do not have inheritance set (non-inherited folders and files)

           This option will copy permissions to the target object's subfolders and files that do not have inherited permissions from its parent object with respect to the above options.

Note: If this option is checked, the subfolders and files must have the applicable rights for the owner or the currently logged on user to perform this operation.

Example: If the target share has some subfolders and files with the blocked inheritance then this option will copy permissions based on the selected options.

Remove all existing accounts and replace with the selected accounts and permissions

           This option will remove all existing accounts that have explicitly assigned permissions for the selected target shared folder(s)/file(s) and replace them with the selected accounts and permissions.Note that this will not remove inherited permissions from parent folder.

Caution: All existing account permissions will be cleaned up completely and the newly selected permissions will be applied.

Example: If the target share has 7 accounts then this option will remove all the 7 accounts and replace with the new selected accounts and permissions.

Replace all child objects existing permissions with the inheritable permissions from this object

           This option will remove explicitly defined permissions on all descendants of the selected shared folder(s)/file(s) and replace them with inheritable permissions from the selected target shared folder(s)/file(s).

Example : If the target share has some subfolders with the explicitly assigned permissions and some subfolders with blocked inheritance then this option will remove all explicitly assigned permissions of subfolders and allow inherited permissions from the parent object.

Allow inherited permissions from this object's Parent

          This option will allow the selected target shared folder(s)/file(s) to inherit permissions from its parent object.

Example:If the target share do not have any inherited permissions and the inheritance from the parent object blocked then this option will allow inherited permissions from the parent object.

Copy inherited permissions

           This option will copy the permission entries that were previously inherited from the parent to this selected target shared folder(s)/file(s).

Example: If the target share already allowed to inherit permissions from parent object then this option will remove the inheritance and add the inherited permissions as explicit permissions in the permissions list.

Remove inherited permissions

           This option will remove the permission entries that were previously inherited from the parent and keep only those permissions explicitly selected here.

Caution: Removing permission inheritance from parent may break permissions/policies designed with the default inheritance option enabled. Use this option after a careful review.

Example:If the target share is already set to inherit permissions from parent object then this option will remove the inheritance from parent object.

Click Next to proceed to the Next step

Step 5: Save as template :
     Enter a name and description to save the input settings as a template.You may reuse this template later.


 
Click Next to proceed to the next step

Step 6: Summary
  This step displays the summary of all the input data along with the selected options.


 

Click Finish to complete the Copy Permissions wizard.
Permissions will be copied as specified in the wizard. The summary of all the input data would be shown below along with the "View change log" option to view the task completion status.