NTFS lower level best practice
Posted on 2011-10-24
I have 2 spreadsheets in a directory quite well down a folder structure that require specific NTFS permissions.
Is there any general best practice when setting up folder structures with NTFS security in mind? Or any potential flaws in settings NTFS that differs from “higher permissions” in lower folders? Or any compensating controls required?
For example the folder with 2 excel spreadsheets that need more stringent security reside in:
So DIR3 requires more tighter security that dir1 and I believe at present dir2 and 3 are setup to inherit permissions set at dir 1.
Also, these people need “editor rights”. i.e. they need to be able to edit these excel files, and potentially drop new files into this folder. What is the NTFS equivalent to this permission?
Any advice welcome.