About Sharing Permissions
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About Default permissions
By default, every file and folder is created with three sets of permissions for:
- Owner - You are the owner of your files and folders within your own MyFiles@bc account.
- Authenticated Users - All Boston College faculty, staff, and students have a MyFiles@bc account. People must be logged into MyFiles@bc to see the files and folders they have been granted access to. Use this category for making your files and folders available to the entire Boston College community.
- Public - Any person accessing the MyFiles@bc site without an account or a BC person who has not logged into MyFiles@bc. Use this category for making your files and folders public to the outside world.
About Permission Types
You can control the type of access your files and folders have by using different types of permissions. The table below illustrates the permission types available:
Gives access to individuals or groups to
|Viewer (Read-Only)||only read a file or folder.|
|Contributor (Read, Write, Delete)||read, write (edit), and delete a file or folder.|
|Full Access (Read, Write, Delete, Administrator)||all the above plus grant others access to read, write (edit), and delete a file or folder.|