Enhance field level role asigned security feature. 
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: Carl Rizzo1674 24 Mar 2010
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Lotus Notes still has two features that seperate itself from other development platforms.  One is that the DB and document connectivety is built in.  The second is its built in security model.
To make it easier to assign security to specific sections of documents you should be able to just pick a user role for a selected field or paragraph and also select Read, Write or Edit access for the section selected.  This feature will further enhance notes security features that it already has over any other development platform. 
I know you can use @Ismember and AIf statements, but it does not quite get you there.  Being able to asign read, write and especially edit would be great.
thank you

1) Peter Presnell28487 (26 Mar 2010)
I agree, but I am not sure it would/could/should be implemented through the presentation layer (i.e. Form). For this to work it really needs to be part of the data so that the security cannot be bypassed by using another form, an agent, a Web service, or an XPage to access/update the data. This would be a big ask but I do get requests all the same for designing an app in which gets some fields are protected based upon roles.
2) Carl Rizzo1674 (26 Mar 2010)
Hello Peter,

I was not sure how difficult it might be, but I do think it would be big. I think the security model is something that Notes has going for it and I would like to see it conitue to have an edge over other development enviroments. Having this information stick with the data would be critical as well. Notes does come very close to this with editor and above sections. In some cases where security is not a big issue I use complicated hide/whens, but that is not security.

3) John Smart969 (02 Apr 2010)
I second Peter. This would be hard to do but a huge benefit.


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