Access Control Concepts
Access control is term for the overall system ProjectWise uses to enforce document, folder, and work area security in the datasource. Access control determines not only which users can see which documents, folders, and work areas, but also what those users can do with those documents, folders, and work areas.
Security in ProjectWise Is Exclusive
When a datasource is first created, no access control settings are configured, therefore all users you create will have access to all folders and documents in the datasource. It is only when some users are explicitly given access permissions to certain items that other users become excluded from accessing those same items.
Security Can Be Applied in Various Places
In ProjectWise Administrator, security can be applied globally to the datasource, and/or to specific environments, workflows, and workflow states. In ProjectWise Explorer, security can be applied to specific folders and documents. The various levels of access rights allow you to control access either broadly, across all states or folders, or narrowly by assigning rights according to each folder, workflow and state.
Security Settings Are Inherited
If security is applied to a workflow in ProjectWise Administrator, and that workflow is applied to a folder in ProjectWise Explorer, then that folder automatically inherits the access permissions set for the workflow.