Document owners

The Documents Owners functionality provides another layer of security and flexibility in IDM. Through this functionality, specific users can access certain documents.

Normally, only users with an appropriate role can access documents of a document type. An appropriate role is a role that is part of one of the document type’s Access Control Lists (ACLs). ACLs are sets of user roles and privileges.

Through the “Documents Owners” functionality, specific other users without such a role can also access certain documents of the document type. Such a user can access a document if these conditions are met:

For an example, see Document owners – example.

Note: Security in IDM is inclusive. Therefore, a user has the combined permissions specified by an ACL or an Owner.