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Propagating Permissions for Folders and Files Doesn't Work Consistently or Returns Errors in WebCenter Portal 12c (Doc ID 2694405.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 17, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Portal - Version 12.2.1.3.0 to 12.2.1.4.0
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

ACTUAL BEHAVIOR

Propagating Permissions for Folders and Files Doesn't Work Consistently or Returns Errors in WebCenter Portal 12c.


EXPECTED BEHAVIOR

Expect permissions to be propagated properly.

STEPS

There are different scenarios to reproduce this issue. 

Use Case 1 - Unable to Propagate Permissions with a user who is not a content server administrator user  

Having a folder / subfolder structure with files as follows: 

    ParentFolder
        |
        +------> Subfolder
        |                 |
        |                 +--> file2
        |
        +------>file1

 

Action: Propagate permissions from the ParentFolder.

See success message:
You successfully propagated the selected field values to the contents of 'ParentFolder'.

 

Actual Results:

- For a user with Content Server Administration permissions: The permissions are applied down the tree.
- For a standard user (e.g. a Portal Manager / Owner of a Portal in WebCenter Portal) : The permissions are not propagated. 

 

Use Case 2 : Propagate Folder Option wipes out all permissions from all sub-folders/files down the tree 

When propagating permission from a Folder the Propagate window opens with empty ACLs.
If you apply changes it wipes out all permissions from all sub-folders/files down the tree. 

 

Use Case 3: ACLs are Not Updated in the Folder Metadata if Updating Folder Permissions 

Having a folder / subfolder structure as follows:

   Parent Folder
       |
      +------>Subfolder

 

Actions:


Actual Results:

 

Use Case 4: "Inhibit propagation of security values trough this folder" does not work

 

Having a folder / subfolder structure with files as follows:

   ParentFolder
       |
       |
       +------> SubFolder1
       |                 |
       |                 +---------> SubFolder1_1
       |                 |                     |
       |                 |                     + -----------> FileB.docx
       |                 |
       |                 +---------> FileA.docx
       |
       +------> SubFolder2
       |                 |
       |                 +--------->SubFolder2_1
       |                 |                    |
       |                 |                    + ----------->File5.docx
       |                 |
       |                +---------> File4.docx
       |
       +------> File1.docx

 

Actions: 

 

Actual Results: 

 

Changes

 

Cause

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