2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 9, 2015 1:16 PM by robn RSS
    robn Explorer

    Can I suppress Visibility for a single entity?

    I understand the way to utilize visibility functionality is to disable it for all non-admin users by removing Users from Everyone, and then add visibility for each entity that you want the user to see. But is there another approach where we can suppress visibility for a single entity instead of enabling visibility for everything EXCEPT that entity? I noticed the markup for the Visibility/Principal element has the "isPermitted=true" setting. If I try to set isPermitted=false and import the entity again it seems to have no effect. The setting reverts back to true.

      • Re: Can I suppress Visibility for a single entity?
        paic Collaborator

        That still has to be done with our regular visibility.

        What you can do is the following:

        1. Create two or more organization

        2. One organization is for general visibility, add the Users group to that.

        3. Apply visible to the Entity Groups as a whole except for Things, apply to all Things BUT the ones to be hidden

        4. Apply visible to the Entities that need to be hidden it on an individual level with the other Organizations.

          • Re: Can I suppress Visibility for a single entity?
            robn Explorer

            Thanks for the response. This is as I expected. However, it would be nice if this could be added as an enhancement in the future. It would be nice if the visibility functionality could be improved to allow "rejected" instead of just "allowed". Then we would not have to remove Users from Everyone. We could just add an entry for the Things we want to hide by using isPermitted="false" on the visibility setting. Or we would only have to edit one entity instead of all the rest. Has anyone else made queries regarding this?