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Access and Permissions

Authentication and Authorization

Egnyte’s migration toolkit includes the ability to import permissions from the on-premises file shares. IT integrates directly with the company’s authentication system such as Active Directory (AD) or Single Sign-On (SSO) for automated permissions setting and streamlined migration. For a hybrid deployment with Storage Sync, Egnyte bi-directionally synchronizes between the cloud and on premises for flexible authentication management for the IT department.

Granular, Subfolder Permissions

Egnyte is the only file services solution with granular subfolder permissions, designed to fit any existing file structure and permission hierarchy. While other solutions require IT to completely remap or recreate their file structures and folder permissions, Egnyte can leverage any existing infrastructure IT already has in place, and it inherits existing structures and permissions.

Egnyte's robust centralized administration platform also enables businesses to manage user permissions at any folder and subfolder level. Administrators can assign read/write/delete access for every user at every folder level, ensuring only the right user has access to the right files.

In the example below, the Finance parent folder has 3 subfolders: Budgets, Reports and Payables. The entire Finance team needs access to the Finance folder, with the exception of the Budgets subfolder. The Budgets subfolder should only be accessed by the corporate Controller.

Sub-folder Permissioning

This type of hierarchy requirement is quite common in the file-share model and can be easily replicated with Egnyte.