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Getting Started with IBM FileNet P8 Content Manager by William J. Carpenter

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Authorization in CM

We described JAAS in the section about authentication. Although the middle two letters of JAAS stand for authentication and authorization, CM does not use JAAS for authorization purposes.

Instead, CM provides its own fine-grained and richly-featured access control mechanisms. It is fine-grained because it can be applied with individual granularity to most objects within an Object Store. It includes both discretionary access control mechanisms and a mandatory access control mechanism. There are built-in features for setting and modifying the access control on objects to make it easy to implement a wide variety of popular use cases with minimal development or administrative effort.

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