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Authorization Model

Inheritance Paths

In the metadata layer, parent items convey their effective permissions to child items. Children inherit the net effect of their parents' access controls, not the access controls themselves. The following figures depict inheritance paths in a foundation repository. The arrows in the figure flow from parent to child. For example, a folder conveys its effective permissions to the items that it contains. The arrows in the second figure flow from child to parent, showing the same relationships from a different perspective.

Inheritance Paths (Integrated View)

[Inheritance Paths (Integrated View)]

Inheritance Paths (Separated View)

[Inheritance Paths (Separated View)]

Here are some details about the preceding figures:

See Also

Inheritance Paths and Identity Precedence

Authorization Decisions

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