2.2 Assigning Rights to Volumes, Files, and Directories

The Trustee Rights utility lets you display and give rights to volumes, files, and directories on a Novell server. A trustee is an object (such as a User object, Group object, Organizational Role objects, or container object) that has (or will have) rights to a volume, directory, or file. Trustee assignments allow you to assign ownership, set permissions, and monitor user access. You must have the Access Control for NSS right to change trustee assignments.

  1. Right-click Novell Client tray application icon, then click Novell Utilities > Trustee Rights.

  2. Select the folder or file you want to set trustee rights for, then click OK.

    Novell Rights Dialog Box
  3. To add a trustee, select the object in the tree diagram, click Add, then set the rights for this user by selecting the boxes under the letters on the right.

    For each trustee in the list, there is a set of eight check boxes, one for each right that can be assigned. If a check box is selected, the trustee has that right. To assign or unassign rights, use the check boxes in the dialog box.

    The following rights can be set for each trustee:

    • Read: For a directory, grants the right to open files in the directory and read the contents or run the programs. For a file, grants the right to open and read the file.

    • Write: For a directory, grants the right to open and change the contents of files in the directory. For a file, grants the right to open and write to the file.

    • Erase: Grants the right to delete the directory or file.

    • Create: For a directory, grants the right to create new files and directories in the directory. For a file, grants the right to create a file and to salvage a file after it has been deleted.

    • Modify: Grants the right to change the attributes or name of the directory or file, but does not grant the right to change its contents (changing the contents requires the Write right).

    • File Scan: Grants the right to view directory and file names in the file system structure, including the directory structure from that file to the root directory.

    • Access Control: Grants the right to add and remove trustees for directories and files and modify their trustee assignments and Inherited Rights Filters.

    NOTE:The Supervisor right can be granted or modified using iManager only. To grant or modify the Supervisor right, use the iManager > Files and Folders plug-in.

  4. To remove a trustee, select one or more trustees in the Trustees list, then click Remove.

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

  6. To apply the same trustee assignments to a group of selected files, click Combine Multiple Trustees.

    This check box is available only if you’re viewing the right for multiple files or directories. At least one of the files or directories must have at least one trustee assignment. The trustees and rights shown are the combined trustees and rights for all of the files. If you select Combine Multiple Trustees, the trustee assignments that are chosen apply to all of the selected files after you click OK or Apply.

    For example, Kim is a trustee of file_a and file_b. Kim has Read, File Scan, and Access Control rights for file_a and Read and File Scan rights for file_b. If you select file_a and file_b and view their properties, Kim is shown as a trustee with Read, File Scan, and Access Control rights.

    If you select Combine multiple Trustees and then click OK, Kim is given the Access Control right for file_b. Therefore, Kim now has Read, File Scan, and Access Control rights for both file_a and file_b.

  7. Click Apply, then click OK when you are finished modifying trustee rights.

2.2.1 Limiting Access to My Files and Directories

  1. Double-click the Network folder.

  2. Navigate to the file or directory.

  3. Right-click the file or directory, then click Properties.

  4. To change the access attributes of the file or directory, click General, select the attributes you want, then click Close.