Moving Content or Folders with "Auto Propagate" Causes Merged Security on Metadata Values (Doc ID 1954678.1)

Last updated on JUNE 02, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Content - Version 11.1.1.8.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When a Move operation is performed and the Auto Propagate option is selected, security fields are not blanked out if they are empty on the new parent folder. Instead, they keep their old values.

This can cause security issues, because the security values are essentially merged.

For example:

Folder1:
Security Group: Internal
Account: Account1

Folder2:
Security Group: Secure
Account: <Blank>

Folder1 is moved to Folder2 with the Auto Propagate option selected.

Folder1 now has:
Security Group: Secure
Account: Account1

There may be no users who have access to that combination of Security Group and Account, but the old Account value was kept since the new folder had no value set for Account.

Cause

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