How to prevent users from changing the default working directory.

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How to prevent users from changing the default working directory.

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Information in this Brief applies to:

  • StarTeam 6.0 and 5.4
  • Windows Platforms

Overview

Working directories can be set at the view level and for individual folders in the tree. The key access right that is required to make a change at either level is called "Modify properties".

Details

There are many different ways to achieve success with access rights since you can configure them all the way from the project level down to the individual object level. The most simplistic and common method is to setup rights at the project level, so that will be the primary focus of this document.

  • Open the StarTeam Project/View you wish to adjust access rights on
  • Click Project -> Access Rights
  • Select View from the Categories pane
  • Highlight the group or user you wish to adjust access rights for (click Add to add a group or user) from the center pane
  • Expand "Generic object rights" in the Rights pane
  • Grant the user or group the appropriate rights, but do not grant the right to "Modify Properties"

Any user or group that has this option set will be permitted to modify the view properties, including changing the default working directory.

The process for checking the folder level is very similar.

  • Open the StarTeam Project/View you wish to adjust access rights on
  • Click Project -> Access Rights
  • Select Child Folders from the Categories pane
  • Highlight the group or user you wish to adjust access rights for (click Add to add a group or user) from the center pane
  • Expand "Generic item rights" in the Rights pane
  • Grant the user or group the appropriate rights, but do not grant the right to "Modify Properties"

Any user or group that has this option set will be permitted to modify the folder properties, including changing the default working directory.

All users regardless of their rights should be able to adjust the Alternate Working Directory at the View or Folder levels. This would be the recommended way to choose a different work location for an individual without affecting the rest of the team.

For additional information on setting up access rights, please see Chapter 12: Controlling Access to Objects in the StarTeam Administrator"s Guide.

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