SI Computing is deploying a new system that will enable users to manage permissions on collaborative SI Data Storage directories for Faculty/Staff/PhD candidates.This includes the addition and removal of user access. Please see the below items regarding this change:
- A single user (Faculty/Staff or PhD candidate by faculty request) will be responsible for managing permissions
- This system will only be used for collaborative directories located on the server: \\SI-HOMER.SI.UMICH.EDU\Groups or \\SI-HOMER.SI.UMICH.EDU\Research
- This system works best for file directories with simple permissions such as Read\Write\Delete for all users although we can set up granular permissions if requested.
- New directories on the server will still need to be set up by SI Computing with the appropriate permissions. Once this is completed, users can start self managing permissions.
- Existing directories can become self managed, you will need to contact SI Computing to have this set up.
SI Computing will start implementing the system on the Research volume first, the Groups volume will require working with individual departments within SI to restructure the directory in upcoming months.
Instructions on how to access the Self Managed Permissions system:
All UMSI Administrative Group Management tools can be found on the UMSI Intranet (https://www.si.umich.edu/intranet)
After authenticating to the Intranet, Navigate to:
Administrative group management
Under Group Name, you should see a list of Groups that correspond to a folder location. The full path to the folder along with the type of access will be listed under the notes field:
R = Read Access
W= Write Access (includes Delete Access)
Example: "R\W access to \\SI-HOMER\Groups\Test Folder" means that any user put this specific group will have Read and Write Access to this folder
Select the "edit" option next to the Group that you wish to modify
You should now see a list of users that are currently part of the access Group.
To add access to this directory\group, enter the uniquename of the user in the "Add users" field (separate users with commas if adding multiple users) and select "submit" (This may take up to 30 seconds to apply)
- To Remove access to this directory\group, select the checkbox next to the user name and select "submit" (This may take up to 30 seconds to apply)
- The Audit log will report any changes (add\removals) to this group
- You may need to refresh the page after you add and remove users to show recent changes
You may need to refresh the page after you add and remove users to show recent changes
Depending on how granular permissions are set up on your directory, you may need to add users to multiple access groups so they can access sub-folders