scenario: Multiple edit bays using final cut pro. Each bay has multiple hard drives (of course).
1.) I want to create a user for each of the 4 typical user types at the facility.
2.) I want to grant each user access to each drive of any given bay with their password, but I want to deny them access to all other folders except their own.
3.) (redundant point) I want to make sure that Final Cut will only save to the specified folder and cannot be changed in the "scratch disk" setting.
I have attempted to set the rights & privelages in the "get info" section of each folder using the Admin and a Root user account. It either allows me to change the settings and then have no effect when I change user, or it doesn't allow me to change the settings. Please anyone...I am fairly new to OSX. I have been an editor for a few years, but have never had to learn much about the program.
Yes to everything, except that I would like to give everyone access to all the drives, but I want a folder in each drive for each user. That user and the admin should be the only ones with access to their folder. I do see what you are getting at; the multiple bay line was just to give you an idea of how our facility is set up. You can assume that this is one bay.
I don't have access to my Macs from work, but one thing I think still holds is that you need to enable a checkbox to respect user rights on the external drives. Otherwise, anyone can do anything. I think this is when you do "Get Info" on the drive, but it may be something you have to do in Disk Utility, I can't remember off the top of my head.
One thing to be aware of, if these computers are on a network and the drives are accessible you will run into problems setting up users locally on each machine. But if your goal is to prevent basic user error, not security, you should be fine.