5.1 Checking File or Folder Rights

  1. In Windows explorer, right-click a Novell file system directory or file.

  2. Click Properties.

  3. Click the Novell Rights tab.

    NetWare Rights Tabbed Page
  4. View the information.

    The Trustees list shows the users or groups that have been granted rights to work with this file or folder. The trustees rights to the folder also apply to all the files and subfolders it contains unless the rights are explicitly redefined at the file or subfolder level.

    The rights that each trustee has are shown by check marks under the letters. If you are viewing the properties of multiple files, the trustees and rights shown are the combined trustees and rights for all the files.

    Effective Rights displays your rights for this file or folder. Users can receive rights in a number of ways, such as explicit trustee assignments, inheritance, and security equivalence (see eDirectory Rights Concepts in the Novell eDirectory 8.8 Administration Guide for more information). Rights can also be limited by Inherited Rights Filters and changed or revoked by lower trustee assignments. The net result of all these actions—the rights a user can employ—are called effective rights.

  5. To view a list of rights and filters inherited by this file or directory, click Inherited Rights and Filters.

    All rights assignments on directories are inheritable. You can block such inheritance on individual subordinate items so that the rights aren’t effective on those items, no matter who the trustee is. One exception is that the Supervisor right cannot be blocked.

  6. Click OK.