Now, with Manage Departments and User and Workspace edits, you can effectively create multiple “sub FTP sites” within your FTP Today site. This is an extremely powerful and unique feature in our industry.
There is also a new class of
sub-site administrator called a Department Manager.
A Department Manager can log in to Site Admin and can add, edit or delete both Users and Workspaces, but only within their Department. Their visibility in the control panel will be completely limited to one Department. Any Reports or other screens accessible to a Department Manager will be content-filtered to include only departmental data.
Users and Workspaces can belong to one Department (for management by a Department Manager), however Users can also be assigned access to other Workspaces outside the Department (by a full Site Administrator).
Workspaces and Users in existance before this feature was rolled out are, as before, not members of any Department. There is no requirement to assign a Department, but you can do so via User-Edit or Workspace-Edit.
From an FTP client perspective, Users will still only see their assigned Workspaces and can still have limited permissions within each Workspace. A Department Manager will be given full rights to every Workspace in the Department.