I know that you can grant privileges for users using ArcCatalog for the whole Dataset as letting them select, update, delete and insert feature classes. But my question is how could I grant the privileges for each feature class in the Dataset for users.

Example :

Users     Feature Class
_____     _____________
 1             Ftr 1
 2             Ftr 2

User 1 can read and edit on Ftr1 but can only read Ftr2, and User 2 can read and edit on Ftr2 but can only read Ftr1. While Ftr1 and Ftr2 are within the same Dataset


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Can different privileges be granted to feature classes within a feature dataset?


All feature classes within a feature dataset must have the same privileges. This is by design. Therefore, it is not possible to grant different privileges to feature classes within a feature dataset.

The role of a feature dataset is to group topologically-related feature classes. Therefore, a user must have uniform privileges on all feature classes in a dataset. For example, it would not make sense to have edit privileges on a feature class of electrical lines but only read privileges on the poles to which they are connected in a network.

The feature dataset plays an important role in managing privileges. By design, the feature dataset enforces that all feature classes it contains share the same privileges; this is contingent on managing privileges through ArcCatalog, which is required when working with a geodatabase. For example, if in ArcCatalog a user right-clicks a feature dataset and selects Privileges, ArcCatalog will automatically grant privileges to all feature classes it contains. The converse is true when revoking privileges from a dataset.

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