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Alfresco groups hierarchy/permissions

Question asked by lista on Jun 19, 2013
Latest reply on Jun 19, 2013 by afaust
Can someone explain to me, or point me in the right direction (documentation), why group hierarchy works like it works.
To be more precise, if I have a:

- group called TOP LEVEL
- one group called GROUP ONE under TOP LEVEL
- one group called GROUP TWO under TOP LEVEL

when applying permissions to a node, the following is true:

- take a node, add permissions to TOP LEVEL group, people in sub-groups also see it (so downwards hierarchy)
- take a node, add permissions to GROUP ONE, people in TOP LEVEL and GROUP TWO also see it (so, upwards, downwards, hell all kind of hierarchy going on here)

The second behavior is totally unexpected from my point of view and renders hierarchy totally useless, this is like admin permissions to everyone.

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