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Tip of the day: Automatically populate ACL’s of new databases by changing the Template’s ACL

Mat Newman  December 8 2011 13:38:41
One of the questions that came up during last weeks Domino Admin Boot-camp was regarding ACL's on new databases.

The Admin in question wanted to know how to automatically include a standard group in the ACL of all new databases based on a Template.

Like most things Notes/Domino, the solution is pretty simple.  Just add the entry to the Template's ACL, but include it in square brackets, ie: [YourStandardGroup]

From the FILES tab of the Domino Administrator client,  Choose to show Templates Only, right-click the template you wish to modify and choose Access Control -> Manage.

With the ACL open, Add the group name you would like included in all new databases.  Again; make sure you enclose the group name in Square Brackets [YourStandardGroup], then just select the ACL level and rights that you want that group to have by default.

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From now on, every new database created based on that template will have it's ACL automatically populated with the entries you put in the Template's ACL that are enclosed in [SquareBrackets].

Enjoy :-)
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