Permissions

Access to and the ability to read or write data from your RFS shares (and the projects within them) is controlled via permissions.

To simplify permissions management we use concepts from the storage portal. These roles are assigned from data entered in the portal during the purchase procedure.

Data Owner

The storage portal defines the Data Owner as the person has overall ownership of the Storage Account. This will usually be the PI who purchased the storage.

Data Manager

An account can also have a list of people who are Data Managers. These people will have the ability to create Storage Projects, and will have the ability to access and modify all Storage projects in the account. This would usually be a person within the PI’s group or a departmental system administrator.

Each Storage Project can also, additionally, have a list of people who are the Project Data Managers. These people will be able to access and modify this project only, but not other projects (unless they are Data Managers on these projects too).

Project Data Users

Each project has a list of people who are the Project Data Users. These people will have the ability to access a share, but won’t be able to modify the project. Their permissions within the project must be set by the project’s Data Managers.

Editing & Adding Users

User accounts for RFS are pulled the Universities’s central authentication system. When storage is requested we create groups to which the users specified above are added to. Adding or removing users to these groups may be done through the self service portal. Alternatively you may get in touch and our support team will assist.