Read All Repository Documents

Suppose that a senior manager needs to be able to read all the documents in a Documentum repository. This ability should apply not only to the existing documents in the repository but also to documents that may be created/imported in future.

Without a special mechanism, such a requirement would lead to some group being added to all the ACLs used by documents. Documentum 6.5 SP2 introduced a built-in group dm_read_all, which has READ access to any sysobject in the repository regardless of the ACL assigned to the object. Similarly, the dm_browse_all group (this existed in versions before 6.0), has BROWSE access on all the sysobjects in the repository.

Thus our requirement can be met by simply adding the user to dm_read_all.


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