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Understanding Access Permissions
Your ability to perform specific tasks depends on the permissions granted to you by your administrator through Access Control Lists.
An Access Control List (ACL) is a collection of entries that permits or limits entry to the functionality of a software program or server. The Access Control List allows the administrator to manage user access by requiring authentication of the user's identity or membership in a predefined group. Access is then granted according to the assigned permissions.
ACLs comprise principals and permissions. Principals control the users and groups who have access to the functionality of Windchill RV&S operations. Permissions specify the particular operations that are available. Each ACL entry identifies the allowance or denial of pre-defined sets of permissions. These permissions are configured by your administrator.
If you find you are unable to perform necessary operations or access the necessary items, contact your administrator.
If your administrator assigns you a new set of permissions, you must update your permissions by disconnecting your Windchill RV&S client and then reconnecting to the Windchill RV&S server. An out-of-date permission set may prevent you from accessing new functionality. To disconnect from the server, follow the steps outlined in “Quitting a Windchill RV&S Client Session”.
Workflow and Document Management Access Permissions
Configuration Management Access Permissions