FSI Server uses a highly configurable combination of permission sets and groups to control the access to the stored assets. All assets are stored within source connectors, which map a physical directory to a virtual folder used to address the asset. All users are assigned to groups which are assigned to source connectors using predefined permission sets. Permission sets can also be assigned to groups or users directly, overriding the permissions set in the connector-group-assignment. In addition to the permission sets which determine the access to data stored in connectors, there are property sets describing the interfaces behavior for specific connectors.
This chapter will take a close look at the concept behind the permission configuration in FSI Server 2016.