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Status Future consideration
Workspace Instana
Categories Access Control
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 8, 2024

True additive group scopes

Currently the group membership model is complicated, and counter-intuititve.
If Group A is Access all, and Group B is no access to -say- Infrastructure, a user joining Group A would have full access.
If they were to later join Group B, they would actually lose access to Infrastructure!

Converting access model into an IAM-style additive model, it would have that groups would only add permissions.

Idea priority High
  • Admin
    Máté Návay
    May 8, 2024

    Updated the Idea title to "scopes" instead of "permissions", as permissions are being added from multiple group memberships over the entirety of the scope of the user.

  • Admin
    Máté Návay
    May 8, 2024

    This is a known limitation currently and we're validating the impact on existing users before we can change this behavior.
    Assuming that we don't find a huge amount of users who would gain potentially unintended access to data due to a change in our system, we're planning to make the "Access All" scope additive over "No access" and "Limited Access" later this year.

    Please note currently "Limited access" is additive over "No access" or other "Limited access" scopes defined, as is documented in