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The ExternalContentLibrary.xml configuration has an <EnableUpload> node where we can add SDL Tridion groups.

I'm able to add the "Everyone" group, which I found by hovering over publication authorization settings in the CME.

Quick questions:

  • Does the "Everyone" group always have the same identifier (e.g. tcm:0-1-65568)?
  • How else would you find the Everyone ID (CME or code if you prefer)?
  • I understand this is a setting that's not visible in the CME as a Group. Is it really a group behind-the-scenes (to the Content Manager)?
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    Nice find, should be added to the ECL config chapter in the manual. – Jan H Nov 14 '13 at 21:38
  • Good point, I left a comment on the documentation portal. Care to submit an SDL Tridion Idea to make this configurable/portable in the CME (maybe AppData like some of XPM's settings)? – Alvin Reyes Nov 15 '13 at 3:51
  • If it is a fixed id it does not have to be configurable? Or do you want to make it visible by config? – Jan H Nov 15 '13 at 9:05
  • I think choosing the "Everyone" group should be configurable. At the minimum the docs have my comment on what its tcm-id (tcm:0-1-65568). Low priority, but maybe we could get it in an XML comment in ExternalContentLibrary.xml. Rather than "visible by config" I'm thinking "configuring it visibly" as in the CME. Right-click on Mount Point > Security > then pick groups. What do you think? – Alvin Reyes Nov 15 '13 at 15:37
  • Technically speaking this configuration value belongs to the Media Manager connector, it is not generic ECL functionality. And yes, this area could be improved, but as it is a workaround for limitations in the Media Manager API I would rather see this go away all together instead of it being improved. – Lars Møllebjerg Nov 15 '13 at 22:33
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Does the "Everyone" group always have the same identifier (e.g. tcm:0-1-65568)?

Yes, this is the default id assigned during Tridion installation

How else would you find the Everyone ID (CME or code if you prefer)?

You can query the Tridion_cm database in the TRUSTEES table (this will always be id=1)

I understand this is a setting that's not visible in the CME as a Group. Is it really a group behind-the-scenes (to the Content Manager)?

If you really want the EVERYONE group to show in the CME, then change IS_PREDEFINED value to 0 (MTSUSER is hidden as well because IS_PREDEFINED = 1)

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    Interesting, I don't think we'll need to show the group, but I was curious if it was just a "setting." +1 and I'm accepting, though I am obligated to mention we shouldn't change the database without good cause (like Support telling us to). – Alvin Reyes Nov 14 '13 at 20:55

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