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Documentum 6.5 Content Management Foundations by Pawan Kumar

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Chapter 6. Groups and Roles

In this chapter, we will explore the following concepts:

  • Groups
  • Roles and Domains
  • Module Roles and Privileged Groups
  • Group management

Authorization

In the last chapter, we introduced the concepts of authentication and authorization. For correct authentication each user must be identified uniquely. However, it is very common that multiple users play the same business role in an organization and need similar levels of access. If access is granted to each user separately, it may become difficult to manage the access control due to the following reasons:

  • There are a large number of users needing access and/or resources to be secured
  • All the users with similar access levels need to be assigned new permissions

In our example scenario, ...

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