18.6 Comments and Security

  • All users that have access to a file or folder (via native rights or shared) can read the comments on that file or folder.

  • All users, except public users, can write comments.

    Comment writing for public users is configurable, but it is off by default for two reasons:

    • Because public users are anonymous, there is a risk that they might be abusive, offensive, or meddlesome.

    • Comments cannot be deleted.

  • Micro Focus plans to add more granular control over who can see comments in the future:

    • Add private comments that are directed at a specific set of users or groups. (In addition to open comments that are visible to all users with access.)

    • External users cannot write comments; they can only view comments.

    • Public users cannot read any comments.