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complex ACL and performance impact?


I have rather complex requirements for access rights, it will end up with lots of groups and users assigned to the node (folder) without inheritng permissions. I wonder will it affect search and retreival performance? It seems to work fine in dev environemnt with small number of folders and limited number of groups but I would like to know what happens when repository starts to grow? I am worried that permision evaluation may impact performance.

Is there any general recomendation to stay on the safe side?

Thank you!

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Re: complex ACL and performance impact?

You'd better re-use your permissions and use inherit and use groups as much as possible and Don’t setup specific two much permissions for users or groups at a folder level.
it will downgrade search performence

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Re: complex ACL and performance impact?

Hi @ubersetis93 & welcome to Alfresco!

Filip Břuska ( @filip ) recently gave an excellent Tech Talk Live on permissions - I think this might be useful.


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