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I came across a strange situation with SDL Tridion 2011 SP1. I have a user (non-administrator). This user has only Folder Management on a given publication. When I try to create a new component as this user, I do not see the option to create a new component. I cannot even copy/paste a component which is the expected behaviour.

However if I copy/paste a folder containing components, the cloned folder also contains a copy of the components from the original folder and I can't delete these cloned components since the user does have Component Management rights.

To my understanding if the user does not have Component Management rights then they should not be able to clone components as well.

I am able to reproduce the same behaviour with SDL Tridion 2013 as well.

Please advice.

  • Sounds like you should be opening a ticket with support... – Nuno Linhares Jan 14 '14 at 13:43
  • Thanks Nuno. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something obvious. – Husain Zahid Jan 14 '14 at 13:45
  • I think this is intentional. You are copying the Folder, with everything in it. – Peter Kjaer Jan 14 '14 at 15:19
  • Hi hzahid, with "Folder Management" permissions, are you able to see the folder contents? I mean the building blocks within the folder. – Jaime Santos Alcón Jan 14 '14 at 16:43
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    You aren't allowed to copy/paste Components - but you ARE allowed to copy/paste Folders, which will copy everything underneath them. If it didn't, you can imagine how many issues that would lead to as well (e.g. "why aren't my templates being copied!"). I understand that's not what you want in this case, but I'm pretty sure it's intentional. For your example, note that there's an OE Folder Management right specifically (but the copy of those folders works the same way). I'd say Folder Management rights are meant to be combined with other rights. – Peter Kjaer Jan 15 '14 at 13:55
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This behaviour is by design. The various rights act directly on the item types they are named for. The behaviour you have seen is a bit strange, but that is caused by configuring a strange combination of rights. Usually you have Folder Management and Component Management together - the people who work with components need to be able to manipulate folders too.

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