The Access Control List (ACL) in Spectrum Spatial is a list of permissions attached to named resources or to folders in the Spectrum Spatial repository. Permissions can be granted to enable users to render maps, query or edit features, or to manage folders and resources within the repository. Permissions can be assigned to either users or roles. Users will inherit all of the permissions from the roles to which they belong.

Spectrum Spatial allows granting permissions on repository folders to allow users other than admin to manage specific folders in the repository. Users with these permissions are referred to as sub admins. The ACL service API allows listing, adding, and removing the permissions.

The management of users and roles is still undertaken using the Spectrum Management Console. The ACL service does not provide operations for managing users or roles.
Note: Do not use Spectrum Management Console to modify any ACLs on spatial resources (Location Intelligence.Named Resources; Location Intelligence.DataSet.DML).