11.4 Transfer Ownership

When metadata ownership needs to be transferred from one user to another for all or specific metadata records, the Transfer Ownership option is available. It is located in the Administration page (Figure 11.1, “ How to open the Transfer Ownership page ”) and once selected, leads to the page shown in Figure 11.2, “ The Transfer Ownership page ”.

Figure 11.1.  How to open the Transfer Ownership page

How to open the Transfer Ownership page

Initially, the page shows only a dropdown for a Source editor (the current metadata owner). The dropdown is filled with all GeoNetwork Users that have the Editor role and own some metadata. Selecting an Editor will select all metadata that is managed by that Editor. An empty dropdown means that there are no Editors with metadata associated and hence no transfer is possible.

Note The drop down will be filled with all Editors visible to you. If you are not an Administrator, you will view only a subset of all Editors.

Figure 11.2.  The Transfer Ownership page

The Transfer Ownership page

Once a Source Editor has been selected, a set of rows is displayed. Each row refers to the group of the Editor for which there are privileges. The meaning of each column is the following:

  1. Source group: This is a group that has privileges in the metadata that belong to the source editor. Put in another way, if one of the editor’s metadata has privileges for one group, that group is listed here.

  2. Target group: This is the destination group of the transferring process. All privileges relative to the source group are transferred to the target group. The target group drop down is filled with all groups visible to the logged user (typically an administrator or a user administrator). By default, the Source group is selected in the target drop down. Privileges to groups All and Intranet are not transferable.

  3. Target editor: Once a Target group is selected, this drop down is filled with all editors that belong to that Target group.

  4. Operation: Currently only the Transfer operation is possible.

By selecting the Transfer operation, if the Source group is different than the Target group, the system performs the Transfer of Ownership, shows a brief summary and removes the current row because now there are no privileges to transfer anymore.

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