Permissions change on existing objects


I have an object who is connected to an external database. I changed the permissions to give read permissions for external users on all the content.

But, when i check on the M-Files client, i can see that the permissions aren't apply for the external user.

But, if new object are created, the correct permissions are apply.
I can delete all the objects and reupdate all but i guess there is another possibility.

Then, did you know how to update permissions on existing objects ?

Best regards

PS : Sorry for my english :-)
  • Hi there, 

    The external database have two different kind of update sequences. 

    I think this is the same thing than what is described in the user guide:

    Another issue here might be that changing permissions, say, by named access control list which has only users, not user groups, will cause a background task generation to queue up to be applied in it's turn. While this is running, no other background tasks are done. If the document vault is large, this may take quite a bit of time until the task finishes. 

    You could check the M-Files Admin tool for the backgroud tasks, if the operation would be still going on. 

    Overall, it's advisable to set users to user groups, then add these user groups to access control lists. That way things go way more smoother. 

    I may have also partially misunderstood teh concern here, but these are at least some factors that could cause latency to the permission change of existing objects. 

  • If the permissions are applied via the Object Type properties 'Default permissions for new objects' then those do only apply to new objects. For the existing objects you would have to go back and manually update them to match the new permissions.