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Status Future consideration
Workspace Blueworks Live
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 18, 2017

Allow option for space permissions to be inherited by default

Currently it is a manual process to make a child space inherit user permissions by default. It can become quite a time intensive task to change all the permissions in all the nodes in a section of the space structure, if one decides to change the user permissions for a section.

Our good practices guidelines for account structuring follow the APQC framework, with account structure separated by eg. project or department, with increasing levels of granularity created via nested spaces. This design is clearly much better suited to assuming a space inherits the parent space permissions by default.

I propose:
1) an option at the parent level space to decide if the child (and all further generation) spaces are to inherit permissions by default. You can still go through and override this in lower generation spaces, it just changes the default option from not inheriting, to inheriting.
1) The ability to turn this feature off and on in the admin panel.

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 99815
RFE URL
RFE Product Blueworks Live