Alfresco folder permissions

I’m currently working on a project to create Electronic Personal Folders (EPFs) within Alfresco on behalf of our HR partners.

Content will include things like contracts, leave requests etc

The brief is to automate the creation of the folders and make sure the permissions for the folder and sub-folders are correctly set.

A manager should be able to see all of their folder plus the folders of their staff, while an employee should be only able to see their folder.

The script processes a CSV that is created from one of our HR systems and calls a custom Alfresco web script, this creates a top level folder which has the Payroll number as the name and the job description/employee name as the title. Underneath this it creates the sub folders (Pay, leave, etc) and applies relevant permissions to all the folders, e.g. Leave is read/write by the manager but read-only by the employee.

This ‘creation’ script is part one, it will be called to initially create the (EPFs) for the current employees and there after on any new employees.
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Back to work..

Today I’m mostly working through the emails that have built up while i’ve been on sick..



That’s how you deal with those, now onto fun times.. First day back to work is always a good one to deal with technical issues, and I’ve got some technical issues with Alfresco; one is the changing of returned elements from the OpenSearch API and the other is my fault..
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Narrative Clip – closer look

Well it arrived and I’ve been wearing it now and then, but being off work recovering from surgery there’s only so much ceiling you want capture..

I’ve not got around to uploading any photos and making any moments just yet as I run a linux household and Narrative haven’t released a Linux driver/uploader app yet.

They’ve released a Mac version so I can’t imagine there’s that much effort required to get a linux version up and running?

I’ve tried to install the uploader under Wine but got a lot of errors, I’ll take a closer look when my head is a little clearer (less drugs..)

I also installed it on a Windows XP VM running under VirtualBox but as the Narrative Clip wasn’t recognised under Ubuntu it couldn’t be shared via the USB to the VM… fail…

I’ll have to dig out the Windows only hard drive I’ve got somewhere to give the uploader a go..
Not a happy chappy ย ๐Ÿ™

In the mean time I took a load of photos of the Narrative clip so I could remember it clean, it’ll soon get knocked around!

The debate around ‘security’, privacy & wearable tech is going to be an interesting one..


This week I’m mostly

recovering from gallbladder surgery.
I’m so grateful that I live in the UK and have the NHS.
We have to wait a little time for treatment for what could be deemed ‘routine’ operations but the alternative is not worth considering.

The current lot in power spend most of their time rubbishing the NHS using the overly aggressive right-wing press to dig out problem after problem. ย This leads to a perception that the NHS is poor value for the taxpayer, when actually the reality is completely opposite.
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