Permissions

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Overview of Permissions

Local Filesystems

Types of permissions and users

Read Write Execute

User Group

Local data storage permissions are organized typically by PI, such as in fast where a PI folder would have the name lastname_f. Each PI has a group of members, typically those direct reports or other members who have been manually added due to requests as part of collaborations. Folders within the PI folder can then have more limited access to sub-groups or even to the level of a single individual.

Collaborating with other labs

Members of other labs can be added to a lab’s group or a subgroup to allow those individuals access to shared file locations. When requesting a user be added, please email scicomp with your request and include the following information:

  • Hutch ID of the user to be given access
  • The most restricted path to the folder where permissions need to be given
  • Whether the user should be given read-only permissions or if they need read and write permissions
  • CC the PI or manager associated with the data storage location to ensure communication

Shared Subfolders

Sometimes you can have access to a lower level folder, but do not have access (execute permissions) to a parent directory so for mapped drives on a local computer, you may not be able to map a directory and then click through subfolders to get to the folder you think you have access to. Before emailing for assistance, test to see if you can directly access the folder containing the data in case this issue is preventing your access.

  • Command Line Try to cd /path/to/your/data directly rather than cd /path/ and then changing directories to subfolders. Sometimes changing directories directly to the lowest directory to which you should have permissions.

  • Desktop map (make a shortcut) to a child directory directly even if you can’t map to a parent directory. Sometimes connecting directly to the path will work when connecting to a parent directory will not.

Requesting Changes to Permissions

If you do not seem to have correct permissions to folder or stoarage location and have tested the above connection instructions, email scicomp the following information:

  • The most restricted path to the folder where permissions are needed
  • Whether you need read-only permissions or read and write permissions
  • CC the PI or manager associated with the data storage location to ensure communication

Cloud Based Storage

User permissions

List Read Write

Storage policies

Bucket policies

Permissions granted by user and by storage location to combine to decide who has what type of access to what objects.

Requesting Changes to Permissions

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