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Access Control Levels

While building solutions for enterprise customers, I need the ability to limit certain documents or portions of documents to end-users.  I would like Discovery to get the ACLs from the source document store, and apply those ACLs at search time to ensure security.

  • Phil Anderson
  • Jun 5 2017
  • Future Consideration
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Who would benefit from this IDEA? As Deb, I need the search to honor ACLs that existed on the source files
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    Phil Anderson commented
    20 Jan 16:25

    We believe this is already supported - 1) We offer connectors on CP4D that pull ACLs and attach them to documents 2) As Discovery is served through an API, you can control through API level which documents to returned based on presence of ACL in a field. This is the way ACLs work in many search systems, ie I tag a document in the index with phil, anish, john and only return documents that phil is tagged on