Address "inherited" access policy on data entities
There is an "inherit from metadata" choice when editing data access policy. This worked when we knew Metacat was handling the package and would enforce the EML rules for everything in the datapackage. But DataONE doesn't have the same notion -- all the obejcts fend for themselves using whatever SM.AccessPolicy they have.
My inclination is to remove this option but that raises some concerns:
-what should the default policy be for data files? (I say private)
-would it be more convenient to let people duplicate their sciMeta access rules to the sciData objects?
#1 Updated by ben leinfelder almost 8 years ago
I think the best approach is to remove the "inherit" choice in the entity access screen so that we do not give the user false expectations where they think that if they edit the sciMeta access the data access will follow suit.
For new data entities I think we should copy the sciMeta access rules when the data import wizard completes and apply them to the data object. From then on, modifications to either are completely independent.
#5 Updated by ben leinfelder almost 8 years ago
Both dataTable and otherEntity now use the EML's SM (including AccessPolicy) as a template for their entity SM. This is a one-time thing at the time of data import. Subsequent changes to the EML's access policy will not cascade to the data entities in the package.