Access lists are the key to Group Notes. A person who creates a
notesfile is automatically registered as a "director" of the
file. A director can edit the access list to specify who else
can access the notesfile and with what privileges. Access can be
specified for individual user IDs or for entire work groups, and
any level of access can be granted to the general public (anyone
not specifically listed).
There are six access levels:
Read/write is the most common type of access. It permits both
writing new notes and responding to existing notes.
- No access
Read/respond permits responding, but not writing new notes.
Write-only access permits a user to write new notes, but not read
or respond. It is sometimes used as a blanket access level for
the public, providing a way for someone to request access to a
private notesfile. It is also useful for collecting comments
from the public about some issue, while maintaining the privacy
of each person's remarks.
Generally, anyone who can read a notesfile can also view its
access list, although the director can choose to prohibit this.
Copyright © 1994 by David R. Woolley
Copyright (c) 1996 - 2006 Elizabeth Mattijsen
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