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How to Properly Configure Access Based Enumeration

By mbpros01 ·
I am not a tech person, but have a problem. I have a parent folder (PARENT) and I have numerous sub-folders in ths PARENT folder, as well as files that the software application must access.

Members of a User Group need to have access to certain common subfolders in the PARENT folder, as well as numerous common files. BUT I want User A to have access to only SUBFOLDER A (besides the common files and folders necessary) and in addition I want all files and folders hidden for User A, EXCEPT for User A's folder. Similarly, I want User B to have access to SUBFOLDER B and keep all other subfolders hidden.

How can I do this with ABE? ABE seems straightforward with limiting access to files and folders, but since the user will need access to common files and folders and I want these hidden, I'm not sure how to accomplish this with ABE.

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Depends on what you mean by access

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to How to Properly Configure ...

but if I understand you, I doubt you can accomplish it in anything with one user.

If I was writing a piece of software where I needed this behaviour, I'd have two users, one to run the software, and then I'd impersonate the the actual user to get the 'private' data, or possibly vice versa.
A compromise might be read acess to common, and read write to personal. Or perhaps shifting common to a different path than PARENT, sort of hding that it exists.

Essentially 'hidden' is a personal choice for those files you have access to.

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