Configure security settings in Document Management libraries

As a library administrator, you can configure the security settings and permissions in your Document Management libraries from the AODocs interface.

Access your library security settings
Define your library permissions
          Select a visibility option
          Give users and Google groups access to your Document management library
Video: Share your Document Management libraries 

Access your library security settings

1. Open a Document Management library.

2. Select Administration > Library security. The Library security pop-up opens.

Define your library permissions

Select a visibility option

Manage the access users have to your library by selecting a visibility option:

  • Private library: only listed users and groups have access select the required users and Google groups
  • Public library: all users in the domain have reader access - all domain users can access the library and have a reader role
  • Public library: all users in the domain have contributor access - all domain users can access the library and have a contributor role

Learn more: What are roles?


Give users and Google groups access to your Document Management library

Regardless of the visibility option chosen, you can grant access to your library to specific users or Google groups.

Important: If a user is defined by both a visibility option and in specific permissions (as an individual user or in a Google group), the wider permissions will be granted to this user.

To add users and define their roles in the library: 

1. Enter the email address of a user or Google Group. 

2. Press Add. The user or group is added to the list.


3. Define the role of the user:

  • Administrator
  • Contributor
  • Reader

– After the creation of a new library, the library creator is assigned a library administrator role.
– Making users library administrators adds them to the administrator predefined role. Learn more: Predefined library roles.
– Members of the administrator role have full access to all the documents in the library, bypassing the document-level security. Administrators are automatically members of the contributor and reader roles.

Tip: Press the red cross to remove a user or group.


4. You can press Apply same permissions to root folder’s children items to apply these library permissions to every document in the library. This resets any existing document permissions.

6. If required, select Prevent viewers from downloading, copying and printing.
Learn more: Prevent viewers from downloading, copying and printing.

7. Press Save.

Learn more: Configure inherited permissions on document classes.

Video: Share your Document Management libraries

Learn more: Share documents in your Document Management libraries

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  • This article appear recent and dated "November 21, 2017 20:03". I am using Chrome extension AODocs - Smartbar for G Suite 5.3.3. My screens do not match the screenshots within this article. Any guidance appreciated.

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  • Hi Michael,
    You are mentioning the AODocs Smarbar (Chrome extension) which works in the Google Drive interface. The screens of this article describe the AODocs interface Also the Library Security screen will defer depending on the type of library you use. This article describes the security settings of a Document Management Library.

    If you are administering a Team Folder or a Secured Folder we recommend that you access the library settings from the Google Drive interface with the AODocs Smartbar. (see links above in the article)

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