Accessing documents

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Setting up role-based access to documents.


Roles govern HTTP access to the REST API endpoints in DreamFactory. When you set up access to a file storage system in the 'Services' tab, no files are accessible by default (unless you are a DreamFactory Admin).

You can give access to a file repository by following the example below. Note that the example below works the same for each supported file system (local files, S3, OpenStack, and Rackspace)

Example - Enable HTTP access to an S3 container for a role.

1. Log into the DreamFactory admin console as an Admin. 2. Click on 'Roles' > 'Create'. 3. In the 'Access' tab, select your desired S3 container for 'Service' (this is an S3 container you've connected to in the 'Services' tab), * for 'Component' (* simply denotes access to all folder and files in the the container), HTTP verbs for 'Access', and API for 'Requestor'.