5.0 Managing File Security

Open Enterprise Server (OES) and NetWare networks restrict access to network files and folders based on user accounts. For example, a user connected to the network using the Administrator account can delete or rename a file that other users can only open and edit.

The OES file system keeps track of the rights that users have to files and directories on the network. When users try to access any file on the network, Novell File Services (NFS) either grants access or prohibits certain things that users can do with the file.

For more information on the specific rights on NetWare and OES servers, see “File Services” in the OES Planning and Implementation Guide.

For additional information on file system attributes, see the File Systems Management Guide for OES.

Rights are granted and revoked by creating trustee assignments. For more information, see Section 5.2, Changing Trustee Rights. File rights apply only to the file that they are assigned to. The rights can be inherited from the folder that contains the file. Folder rights apply not only to the folder but also to the files and folders it contains.

This section explains the following: