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sanhyongt1 Absent Member.
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Folder permissions for File/Folder Reader Connector Type

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Hi Experts,

For Windows Event Connector, you can make use of Windows domain / local user account credentials to enforce the permissions to the Windows events.

What about other Folder based connectors? As I do not see any areas in which account credentials can be entered on the connector / agent.properties parameters, is assigning the folder to [EVERYONE] with READ / WRITE the only available option?

Connector needs to be either hosted on [Linux] or [ArcMC Connector Server] platform.

Help please.

Thanks.

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rhope Acclaimed Contributor.
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Re: Folder permissions for File/Folder Reader Connector Type

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For Linux/ArcMC reading a Windows share, access is determined by the account you you to mount the shared folder. Write access is required so the connector can rename or delete the file after reading it. If you don't want to rename/delete you can use the PersistFile for the mode option in agent.properties

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shezaf1 Acclaimed Contributor.
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You can control it by choosing the user the connector runs as. Then you need to give r+w permission only to this user.

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sanhyongt1 Absent Member.
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Re: Folder permissions for File/Folder Reader Connector Type

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Thanks Ofer,

I believe you are mentioning the case in which the connector is ran as a service on Windows platform.

How about Linux / ArcMC platform?

There is also concern on why the user will need write permissions if the connector has not been configured to execute action like [Rename file after processing] and only use to read the content of the files only.

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rhope Acclaimed Contributor.
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Re: Folder permissions for File/Folder Reader Connector Type

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For Linux/ArcMC reading a Windows share, access is determined by the account you you to mount the shared folder. Write access is required so the connector can rename or delete the file after reading it. If you don't want to rename/delete you can use the PersistFile for the mode option in agent.properties

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sanhyongt1 Absent Member.
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Re: Folder permissions for File/Folder Reader Connector Type

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Thanks Richard, while I can change the mode to PersistFile, does this also mean that the WRITE permissions of the user used to mount the folder can be removed?

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rhope Acclaimed Contributor.
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Re: Folder permissions for File/Folder Reader Connector Type

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Yes, no write permission required

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sanhyongt1 Absent Member.
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Re: Folder permissions for File/Folder Reader Connector Type

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Thanks guys, I will test it out.

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