Maybe someone already faced the problem we are having and found a clever solution, or maybe someone else will benefit from the answers to this topic, so here I am with my problem
I’m wondering what is the best approach for getting up and running a configuration like the one synthetized below:
- Every window user have read only permissions on the server
- This will avoid accidental file deletion or move, with issues for everyone (and yes this keeps happening even if we explicitly warned the artists to do not touch shotgun folders/files manually…)
- Every time they save something through shotgun, they should be able to do it, even though their window user can’t technically do it, as the permissions are read only.
My initial thought was to extend the hooks that deal with file systems, and the answer from support seems to confirm this direction.
Is this the only way, or there is something smarter that I’m not thinking about?
I’m not an IT guy, so maybe I’m missing something about OS related rules that can avoid us to extend every file writing related hook.
Curious to hear how you guys faced this problem.