Hi Greg 

Thanks for the reply. I can see now that as an admin user I can now add
private roles using the Admin View as opposed to the data libraries view.
It is still a bit unclear how a folder can be visible to one user but not to
another. If both users have access to the library then they can view all
folders, correct? I can see how I can edit add/modify permissions for a
folder but not the view/access permission.

Also another question about permissions. If I create a Galaxy page and share
that with limited users then it appears that the datasets are all public via
a URL is that correct?

Thanks again

Anthony


On 24/10/2011 14:09, "Greg Von Kuster" <g...@bx.psu.edu> wrote:

> Hello Anthony,
> 
> On Oct 24, 2011, at 6:55 AM, Anthony Underwood wrote:
> 
>> Permissions and private roles
>> Hi all
>> 
>> I¹m trying to get my head round permissions on Data Libraries. I have a
>> couple of questions
>> 1) When I come to give access to a library the only roles I see are the
>> current (admin) user¹s private roles and other non-private roles I have
>> created - no other private roles.
> 
> The list of roles you see on the permission page for data library items (
> folders and datasets ) is dependent upon the following:
> 
> 1. Whether you are setting permissions on the library item from the Admin view
> ( where you should see both private and public roles ) or the Data Libraries
> view ( where you should only see your own private roles along with certain
> other public roles
> 
> 2. The level in the hierarchy of the data library at which you are setting
> permissions.  At the top level ( the data library level ), you have the
> ability to set the LIBRARY_ACCESS permission for the entire data library
> hierarchy.  Depending upon the roles you associate here, all lower levels in
> the data library hierarchy show only those roles that are derived from the
> roles you set at the top LIBRARY_ACCESS permission.  This is because it makes
> no sense to allow user john to have some permission to do something in a lower
> folder of a data library when he is not associated with the permission to even
> access the library at the top level.
> 
>> Reading the wiki page suggests that I should see all roles private and
>> non-private.
> 
> Not knowing which wiki you've read, make sure to see these:
> 
> http://wiki.g2.bx.psu.edu/Admin/Data%20Libraries/Library%20Security
> 
> http://wiki.g2.bx.psu.edu/Events/GDC2010?action=AttachFile&do=get&target=GDC20
> 10_data_libraries_sample_tracking.pdf
> 
>> 2) Is there a way to give a role access to just one folder of a library
>> rather than the whole library?
> 
> Yes, but again, the user with the role must be able to access the data library
> ( either the data library is public, or the user with the role is associated
> with the LIBRARY_ACCESS permission at the top level.
> 
> 
>> 
>> Many thanks
>> 
>> Anthony
>> Dr Anthony Underwood
>> Bioinformatics Group | Applied Laboratory and Bio- Informatics Unit
>> Microbiology Services, Colindale
>> Health Protection Agency
>> 
>>  
>> 
>> 
>>  
>> 
>> 
>> 
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