What Are Access Rules?

What Are Access Rules?

This article gives an overview of access rules and granular file control.
You will learn:
  1. What access rules are.
  2. How to Edit Access Rules on Admin Dashboard?

What Are Access Rules?

Conditions that must be satisfied in order for someone to access Anchored data. Access rules are dynamically placed on new and existing files, which significantly reduces time managing access controls. 

Rule

Description

Organization

(Default) Machine must be part of the data owning organization

WIFI

Data can only be consumed under a specific SSID

IP Address

Data can only be consumed under a defined IP range

Bluetooth

File access tied the presence of specific Bluetooth devices

Geo-fencing

User must be within a defined geographical boundary to consume content

Active Directory - Status

User must be an active account within the data owning organization

Active Directory – Username

Restrict access to specific active directory users

Active Directory – user group

Restrict access to the members of AD group


Files will be given default access rules when Anchored. Users with access will be able to change existing Anchored files' access rules.

How to Edit Access Rules on Admin Dashboard?

  1. Open the Anchor dashboard.
  2. Navigate to the User Roles tab.    
  3. Find which user role you want to edit. Hover over the three dots under 'Actions' and click on 'Edit'.                         
  4. From Access Rule Settings, you can edit access rules for the user role. 
  5. Click on Update.

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