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Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions

Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions

Hi, I would love to have a feature to replace all child object permission entries with inheritable permission entries from the object (similar to Windows advanced permissions). This way, if I want to force a specific folder and all sub-folders/files with a specific permission, it can be done quickly. 

5 Comments
Brent Johnson1
Vigilante

Agreed, need to be able to force propagate parent folder permissions to all folders/files within that parent folder.  

Community Manager GregNeustaetter
Community Manager
Status changed to: Needs Info

@Josh Leung and @Brent Johnson1 - are you asking for a feature where you can replace all of the permissions underneath a folder with the permissions of the current folder, or are you asking about doing for just a single permission, e.g. John Smith should have Editor access on this folder and everything below it.

Josh Leung
Deputy

A feature to replace all of the permissions of subfolders/files with the parent folder and forcing all of the subfolders/files to be inheriting permissions from that current folder and nothing else.

Robert Coner
Vigilante

Agree, subfolder permissions often get set improperly and it's hard to figure out what they are.  A switch that forces subfolders to inherit permissions from a parent folder and overwrite whatever subfolder permissions that exist would be ideal.

Josh Leung
Deputy

@GregNeustaetter does this answer your question? A feature to only adjust the parent folder's permission and force propogate that set of permissions to ALL subfolders, no matter if it's inheriting or not. It will automatically switch all subfolders to inherit the parent folders permission.