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DMS Authorization for Non-Windows users


So what I know about DMS Authorization is that :

  • Authorization to qvws is maintained in QVs internal repository i.e. in the .meta file and to give users access to documents we have to either distribute it to the users in Publisher task distribution or add the user to the Authorization Tab in User Documents.
  • Used when we need to give access to Non-Windows users, like in case of HTTP Header Authentication or Web Ticket/ Custom Ticket Exchange Authentication.

So now my question comes :

1. If we use NTFS Authorization as well, can we not give access to Non-Windows users?

In our company, we are using NTFS Authorization even in case of HTTP headers and it should work fine as I am not finding any difference between NTFS and DMS Authorization except the case that in one ACL information is stored as a Windows NT Priviledge and in the other in .meta files.

2. So why should we use DMS for users who are accessing documents from different domains i.e. for Non - Windows users ?

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