Users and Groups

THRON handles access control by defining how users can access content and folders. User types available in THRON are:

  • Business: user with specific rights and permissions to access THRON functions defined in THRON Passport (“Users” section).

  • Guest: user which can access to content in read-only and can only collaborate with the business user that invited them.

  • Application: user typically created for a specific external application; it won’t access THRON Dashboard but it can use specific web services and APIs.

All users (excluded applications) are provided with following metadata:

  • Name

  • Surname

  • Company

  • Mobile phone number

  • E-mail address [mandatory]

  • Username [mandatory] – it is unique and it cannot be changed once it’s assigned.

  • Password [mandatory]

  • Language used for notifications

  • Notification type

Users can be created and updated from Passport section (“Users”) in THRON Dashboard where administrative users will be able to set both metadata and access rights (Permissions).

Guest users have no management rights:

  • They cannot create content

  • They cannot create folders

  • They can only see their own “creator” (user who created them).

In order to easily match company organization (to ease access rights management and content distribution) THRON allows to create groups of users: users can be part of one or more groups and users can also not be part of any group.   

Using groups usually allows companies to define access rights to specific groups (instead of users) by defining groups to mime company roles or units (teams); administrative permissions cannot be conferred to groups for security reasons (for details please see “Permissions”). This is most important on dynamic and large organizations to manage role changes or simply new employees to be enabled in specific units (eg. Sales). User specific access and management rights override group ones.

Being part of the same group enables users to be able to see each other from collaboration center and shareboard. Users who aren’t part of any group won’t be able to see each other unless administrators define specific visibility rights for each user. Groups are defined in a linear way, it’s not possible to define hierarchical group structure.

Guest users can be part of groups but:

  • Won’t be able to see other group’s users

  • Won’t inherit group permissions
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