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Is it Possible to Clear the ACL Change History?

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Never know when you may need to cover your tracks...  :-)  From the KnowledgeBase...

Is it Possible to Clear the ACL Change History?

Document Number:  1095441

Is it possible to clear the ACL Change History (which displays under File, Database, Access Control - Log)?

The Change History is part of the ACL.  The only way to clear the Change History is to clear the entire ACL.  

To clear the entire ACL through Notes:  Make either a new database copy or a *new replica - and uncheck the option to copy the Access Control List.  The exact steps are provided below.

Clearing the ACL via a New Copy

1.        Highlight the database.
2.        From the menu, select File, Database, New Copy.
3.        Enter an appropriate server and filename.  (Enter a different filename if you are copying the database to the same server or workstation.)
4.        Uncheck the copy option of "Access Control List."
5.        Click OK.

Clearing the ACL via a New Replica

1.        Highlight the database.
2.        From the menu, select File, Database, New Replica.
3.        *Enter an appropriate server and filename.
4.        Uncheck the create option of "Copy Access Control List."
5.        Click OK.

*Note:  For new replicas, making a local-to-local replica copies the ACL, regardless of the selection.  To ensure the ACL is not copied when making a new replica, ensure that you are not creating a new replica from a local database to a local database.  This issue of that ACL copying, regardless of the selection, applies only to the New Replica feature.


Gravatar Image1 - There is another simple way, unknown to many....with the admin-client tool you copy a "clean" ACL from another NSF and paste this ACL into the target database. The ACL history will also be copied (and overwritten!).

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