tenfold’s latest version, 2019 R2, makes it significantly easier to adopt existing structures because it can simply transfer and integrate them. This prevents the setting up of two or more structures parallel to one another, which really counteracts the objective of achieving greater transparency with regard to access rights.
In the process of adopting existing structures, tenfold can provide the following:
It recognizes automatically when only one group has a specific access right to a folder (e.g. Read & Execute, Modify, etc.) and suggests that the group be registered as a tenfold group.
- If several groups have the same access right to a folder, it is possible to designate one of these groups for registration in tenfold.
- tenfold’s import plugin also recognizes list groups which are set up for folder browsing.
- If a group is used for several folders at once, instead of for one folder only (which does not comply with best practices), tenfold will display a warning.
- There is no standard for group naming and the description field does not have to be updated.
It Also Works for Existing Installations
The feature is also relevant to installations existing prior to tenfold 2019 R2. The Import plugin can be used for integrating existing file servers or for correctly registering file servers which are already integrated.
The import function is particularly interesting to customers who plan to migrate to tenfold from a different permission management tool, but who wish to continue using the structures of the previous tool in tenfold.