HOW TO: Changing a User's Role for a PGP NetShare Folder

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Article ID: 180171

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PGP NetShare provides transparent, end-to-end encryption for shared file storage.

PGP NetShare enables specific users to share protected files in a shared space, such as on a corporate file server, in a shared folder, or on removable media such as a USB drive.

You can change a user's role at any time after the protected folder is created. To change a User to an Admin or Group Admin, be sure that user has full rights to the protected folder.

To change a user's role:

 

  1. In PGP Desktop, select the PGP NetShare folder to which you want to add a new member.
  2. In the User Access section, select the user's name and click Change Role.

    Note: You can also right-click the user's name and select the role.

     
  3. From the list displayed, select the role you want to apply to this user:

    Admin: Create only one Admin per PGP NetShare protected folder. This role has full read/write rights to the folder, can add and remove users, assign roles to other users, and can promote another user to be the Admin. Since there can only be one Admin-role user the previous Admin becomes automatically a Group-Admin user.

    Group Admin: Create as many Group Admins as you need for each PGP NetShare protected folder. This role has full read/write rights to the folder, can add and remove users, and assign roles to other users.

    User: Create as many Users as you need for each PGP NetShare protected folder. This role has full read/write rights to the folder.

     
  4. Click Apply to save your changes.