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Share Security and Tags

Question asked by eleaese on Sep 8, 2009
Latest reply on Apr 29, 2010 by gman
We use Alfresco 3.2 Community. We are setting some Share Sites for managing different customers and their projects. We invite Users through Share, they accept, everyone is happy.

However, if any user access Alfresco with Alfresco Explorer, he/she could view Company Home, the Site space, and the sites from other customers, because Alfresco security includes EVERYONE as Consumer on Company Home.

We changed this, removing EVERYONE from Company Home, and giving the persmision to Data Dictionary and some other space. It worked as expected, when a user logs with Explorer, Company Home isn't visible for browsing.

But it has a side effect on Share tags. After the change, on every site, users get the message "Failure Could not retrieve tags", the Tags category on the left hand area is empty. Editing metadata of existing documents or adding new documents allow the creation of tags.

Is there a way to overcome the problem ?. May be creating custom permissions ?. Or do we need to fill a JIRA Issue ?

Out of the box Alfresco gives EVERYONE "read" access to Company Home.