How to Design & Work

Two processes to edit permissions

Since version 3.1, migRaven features the additional Drag & Drop mode for allocating permissions. The “Table Mode” is well known, in which the objects to be permitted are entered in the table. The new mode stands out especially by the fact that the user- and group names do not need to be written any more. One can select objects in the AD, park them in an intermediate repository and from there draw them over from any directory of the initial position to a target directory.

Modus-AuswahlTable Mode and Drag & Drop are very different, thereby they supplement well.

1. Table Mode

1.1. Assigning permissions with a mapping table

The first step in table mode is the mapping of the permissions.  Here you are displayed the permissions deviating from the standard permissions found during the scan. You can now determine and select, into which standard-permission the individual deviating permission must be converted.

1.2. Filling the table and modifying permissions

The table mode shows the permissions in a tabular form. This corresponds to the “Design & Work” mode of older versions like 2.1. The table mode enables the following functions:

  • Table filling from the scan of the source-shares
  • Table filling with copy & paste (for example from an excel-table)
  • manual allocation of permission on the existing directories
  • Inserting additional directories with permissions
  • Marking directories with “inheritance interrupted”. It is important, that for this directory permissions are provided.

Only in table mode, large quantities of data (directories and permissions) can quickly be taken over from the directories‘ scan or from a spreadsheet.

The table mode is closed with “Save the work and continue with Drag&Drop mode”.

2. Drag & Drop Mode

In the Drag & Drop mode the scanned permissions are represented in a directory tree.

Directories can be individually transferred from your current folder tree to the draft of your future folder tree. Additional directories can be generated with the context menu. Folders can also be deleted or renamed and inheritance interruptions are made possible over the context menu.

The Drag & Drop mode stands out especially because of the fact that the user- and group-names need not be written any more. To set permissions, you can search objects like users or groups in the AD, put them in a clipboard, and them draw from there or from anywhere in the current tree to any folder in the new draft, therefore “Drag and Drop”.

The process can be finished with the button “Built State 1”

3. Summary

  1. The table-mode can be used before the Drag & Drop-mode. It can also be skipped.
  2. A great number of paths or folders should be created in the table-mode.
  3. The table mode is concluded with the “Save the work and continue with Drag&Drop mode”.
  4. Once you started the Drag & Drop mode, a return to the table mode is not possible anymore!
  5. The allocation of permissions is always closed with the button “Built State 1”
  6. With the reset – function one can return to Drag & Drop mode. A return to the table-mode is not possible. For closure one must again press “Built State 1”.


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