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Lotus Notes® and Domino® 6 Application Development Exam Cram™ 2 (Exams 610, 611, and 612) by David Hatter, Tim Bankes

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Database Roles

In the context of most applications, people naturally fall into groups of users that perform similar functions. Domino provides a security feature called Roles, which enables you to design the security of an application around required functions rather than around people.

Users, groups, and servers can be assigned roles, and after roles have been implemented, you can use them to control

  • Access to specific views or folders

  • Who can read documents

  • Who can create documents

  • Who can edit documents

  • Who can access sections within a document

  • Who can use actions or buttons that have been hidden with hide-when formulas

  • Who can see text hidden with hide-when formulas

  • Who can run an agent

Some of the many advantages of using roles include the following: ...

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