7.1 Understanding Effective Rights

The effective rights that are granted to a trustee are a combination of explicit rights set on the file or folder and the inherited rights. Inherited rights are overridden by rights that are assigned explicitly for the trustee on a given file or folder. If there are no trustees listed for effective rights, the effective rights are the same as the inherited rights. The Inherited Rights page shows the inheritance path for a trustee for the selected file or folder and the effective rights at each level from the current file or directory to the root of the volume. You can use this information to help identify at which directory in the path a particular right was filtered, granted, or revoked.

For information about the Novell Trustees Model for file access, see Section 5.0, Understanding File System Access Control Using Trustees.