Permission Groups set user virtual file system (VFS) permissions to folders. Just as User Settings Templates control access to EFT Server resources such as bandwidth allowances and connectivity privileges, the Permission Groups control access to files and folders. EFT Server creates the following default Groups for every Site: Administrative, All Users, and Guests. You can create new Groups and/or modify the settings for the default Groups. Consider your security and access needs, configure Groups according to those needs, then add users to the Groups based on the permissions that you want to allow. The Groups node appears in the left pane under the Site node. You cannot move Groups between Sites.
To view Group permissions
In the Administrator, connect to EFT Server and click the VFS tab.
In the left pane, click a folder. The default Groups appear in the Permission pane. Groups that you have defined on the Site do not appear in the Permissions pane unless you add them.
Groups can provide the permissions shown below as implied by their name
(i.e., the Upload file Permission
allows users in the Group to upload files; the Delete
folder permission allows users in the Group to delete files).
The Inherit check box is not available when the root folder (e.g., MySite - Root Folder) is selected.
The default Groups have the following permissions, but you can edit them to suit your needs:
Administrative - every permission
All Users - Show selected folder in the parent list and show files and folders in list
Guests - Download, show selected folder in the parent list, and show files and folders in list
Users' permissions are inherited from the Groups to which they belong. For example, if user jsmith is a member of the Accounting, All Users, and HR Groups, their permissions are combined.
For details of how permissions work, refer to The Virtual File System (VFS).
Adding or Removing Users to or from a Group