User right management

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Hajo
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User right management

Post by Hajo » Tue May 15, 2018 11:07 am

Hello,

we plan to use XN View MP in our company for picture management (especially marketing porposes). To ensure, only authorized persons can tag pictures as “approval for marketing”, we need some kind of user right management.

Is it possible to add a user right management to XN View MP?

What I have in mind:

Admin: Allowed to use the complete functionality, especially to add categories.
Super User: Allowed to tag pictures with all categories. Especially some “Master-categories”, i.e. “Approval for marketing”.
Users: Allowed to search with all filters (categories, quality and colour indication); allowed to tag pictures with all categories, except “Master-categories”
Viewer: See only pictures with "approval for marketing"

It should be easy, that the categories will get a flag “Master” or “normal”, which can be checked by the user management.

Best Regards
Hajo

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Re: User right management

Post by Tschens » Wed May 16, 2018 4:05 pm

This would be great!
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Jochen S.
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Re: User right management

Post by Jochen S. » Sun May 20, 2018 7:27 am

@Hajo,

I assume all those pictures reside on some kind of network drive and would be accessed from multiple clients eventually at the same time? Probably this will rise additional questions regarding cached metadata, thumbnails and so on...

Did you think about using folder permissions as a second dimension to categories? You could have three folders on the network drive "super user", "user" and "public". You could grant read and/or write permission for each folder to different user groups since you probably already have a reliable and proven user management for network drives. You could have a background job to synchronize approved pictures to the public folder. Since you have so many people working on the same data I would even think about using only folders to flag workflow state and to use categories only for the type of the image.

It's just an idea :D

Regards,
Jochen

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