The Set Alias dialog helps admin users to set an alias resource tree for the specified role, group, or user. It appears when an admin user selects the Set Role Alias, Set Group Alias or Set User Alias link in the Administration > Security > Alias page in the server console.
The dialog is divided into two phases, one for selecting the role/group/user and the other for defining the alias tree.
Selecting the Role/Group/User Phase
Role Name/Group Name/User Name
Lists the roles, groups, or users for which you can set an alias resource tree. Select one from the list.
Shows information about the roles, groups, or users.
Goes to the next phase.
Cancels the setting and exits the dialog.
Defining the Alias Tree Phase
Displays the alias resource tree.
Creates a new alias node in the current node. A node functions as a folder.
Deletes the selected alias node permanently. The root node cannot be deleted.
Displays the path of the current node in the alias resource tree.
Displays the name of the current node. You can edit the alias name.
When you select the New button to create a new alias node in the current node, the default name for the new alias node is newAlias.
Real Resource Name
Displays the resource in the server resource tree that is associated with the current alias node. You can change the resource using the Browse button.
When you select the New button to create a new alias node in the current node, this field is left blank. You will need to specify a resource from the server resource tree with which to associate the new alias node using the Browse button.
Specifies a destination resource in the server resource tree that is to be associated with the current alias node.
- Resource tree
Lists the resources in the public folders.
- Real Resource Name
Specifies a resource in a public folder with full path. You can select a resource in the resource tree or input one manally.
Applies the setting.
Exits the dialog.
Hide This Alias
If this option is selected, the current alias node and its sub aliases will be invisible to the role, group, or user for whom the alias resource tree is set.
Applies the settings.
Returns to the previous phase if no alias has been set.
Exits this dialog.
- An alias tree is based on the resource nodes (not virtual resource nodes) of the resource tree.
- By default, the alias resource tree root for each user refers to the resource tree root.
- When an alias tree is activated for a user, all resource access is then controlled by the alias resource tree.
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