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How to restrict visibility of some metadata?

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Hello

Is it possible to restrict the visibility of some content's metadata only for some groups

For example, the top-secret property should only be visible to Site Managers, not Consumers.

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May be a hint, you can create your own edit-mode, create-mode, view-mode or field type based  freemarker templates and use it in the form config. I dont have full solution yet but this is something which can be tried.

From config reference: https://docs.alfresco.com/5.2/references/forms-reference.html

From within the template, you can call a repository webscript to get the permission ([ALLOWED|DENIED];[USERNAME|GROUPNAME];PERMISSION') for current user and show/hide control based on response.

Example of calling a repo ws from ftl file:

<script type="text/javascript">//<![CDATA[
    var checkPermission = function(res){
        var result = eval('(' + res.serverResponse.responseText + ')');
        // process the response and set any flag for hiding and showing control.
    }

Alfresco.util.Ajax.jsonGet({
    url : Alfresco.constants.PROXY_URI + "/getPermission?currentUser="+user,
    successCallback : {
        fn : checkPermission,
        scope : this
    },
    failureCallback : {
        fn : function() {},
        scope : this
    }
});
//]]></script>

 

 

~Abhinav
(ACSCE, AWS SAA-C02)

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Re: How to restrict visibility of some metadata?

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Hi @upforsin

I believe you can set the 'field-visibility' in share-config-custom.xml. There's an example here.  

HTH

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Hi @EddieMay 

As far as I know (doc), using 'field-visibility' I can hide/show the property for everyone. What if I want to show it only for some groups?

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Hi @upforsin 

Apologies, I skipped over the group requirement. There is a post on a related requirement that might be of interest.

Xenit have a commercial solution that alllows you to "Apply fine-grained mandatory-access-controls based on user-roles and document metadata" - whether this is just for access control or includes control over Share "show/hide" behaviour I don't know.

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Re: How to restrict visibility of some metadata?

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May be a hint, you can create your own edit-mode, create-mode, view-mode or field type based  freemarker templates and use it in the form config. I dont have full solution yet but this is something which can be tried.

From config reference: https://docs.alfresco.com/5.2/references/forms-reference.html

From within the template, you can call a repository webscript to get the permission ([ALLOWED|DENIED];[USERNAME|GROUPNAME];PERMISSION') for current user and show/hide control based on response.

Example of calling a repo ws from ftl file:

<script type="text/javascript">//<![CDATA[
    var checkPermission = function(res){
        var result = eval('(' + res.serverResponse.responseText + ')');
        // process the response and set any flag for hiding and showing control.
    }

Alfresco.util.Ajax.jsonGet({
    url : Alfresco.constants.PROXY_URI + "/getPermission?currentUser="+user,
    successCallback : {
        fn : checkPermission,
        scope : this
    },
    failureCallback : {
        fn : function() {},
        scope : this
    }
});
//]]></script>

 

 

~Abhinav
(ACSCE, AWS SAA-C02)

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