How a New Space Inherits Permissions

To make managing space permissions easier, an inheritance model provides a way to avoid (when you can) setting specific minute permissions for each new space. Spaces can inherit permissions from their parent or merely use those permissions as a starting point.

As you might expect, the inheritance relationship means that changes to the inherited space's permissions are automatically also changes to permissions in inheriting spaces. A default space is provided as a starting place for new spaces regardless of where they are in the hierarchy. While not actually a space in other respects -- it can't contain content -- the default space is useful as a permissions template.

Note: The Admin Console will provide cues about inheritance for a particular space, such as by noting how many spaces inherit permissions from it.

Here are a few important inheritance characteristics to keep in mind when working with the permissions model: