Imagine the following Group Folder arrangement (using Jonny Decimal notation):
I have two groups of users:
hr. Every user is a member of default. Only members of the Human Resources department are members of
hr. In the above folder structure everyone should be able to view the contents of
51.02_Policy; on the other hand
51.01_Appraisal_reports contains confidential information and the contents should only be viewable to members of
Enabling Advanced Permissions on the
51.01_Appraisal_reports folder I set up the folder’s
view permission as allow for
hr and deny for
hr members visit
51_Personnel they can see both sub-folders and enter them. When
default only members enter
51_Personnel they only see
51.02_Policy and cannot see
51.01_Appraisal_reports at all.
This is unexpected behaviour. I would (subjectively) expect that members of
default would be able to see that the folder
51.01_Appraisal_reports exists, but would not be able to see what is inside the folder. As it is they just do not know the folder exists at all.
Is this how advanced permissions on Group folders is meant to work, or have I set it up incorrectly? Following on from that is there a way to set up permissions so that the existence of folders is not hidden; but rather the folder is there to see while the contents themselves cannot be viewed?