Virtual Libraries don't show in content server permissions?
#1  spedinfargo 07-15-2019, 12:24 AM
I created a new user for the content server and want to restrict access so that it only has access to a virtual library - in reading previous messages on this topic it seems that this should be possible.

But when I go to User Accounts and then "Restrict the libraries this user can access" i have the "Allow access to" drop down and it has three values:

All Libraries
Only the specified libraries
All except the specified libraries

However, when I click on "only the specified libraries" I only get one selection: my main library ("Calibre library").

Is there a reason that my virtual libraries don't show up in that list? Is there a way to restrict a user to only a specified virtual library?

#2  kovidgoyal 07-15-2019, 01:02 AM
Virtual libraries are just search expressions, you can enter an arbitrary search expression under each allowed library to further restrict the user to only books that match that search expression.

#3  spedinfargo 07-15-2019, 02:13 PM
Cool - that makes sense and worked. I just copied over my search query from where I had the virtual library defined. I guess that might be a feature request for some day - add the list of virtual libraries to the list of selectable libraries on that window.

Thanks for the quick reply!

#4  chaley 07-16-2019, 05:25 PM
You can specify a virtual library in a search expression, avoiding copying the underlying search. See Note that the virtual library name is case sensitive.

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