Folder Lock from Web UI
Currently, Folder Lock can be configured only through API. We would like to be able to configure it on Web UI, e.g. Folder Settings.
Folder Lock function is very useful, but not used widely. Probably it's because API is not very friendly for some users.
Because of the downstream impacts, we will not be solving this problem as requested. We will be looking at a more holistic approach to prevent unintended consequences of file operations.
StephenD _TX commented
A separate permission setting is needed for folders apart from files. We recently had a user accidentally move a folder with a large amount of data (9+TB) which caused operations such as creating a files and folders because of the LFO. 3 days later before the LFO completed another user noticed the folder was in the wrong location and extended that LFO by moving it back. So fo about a week no one could work fully in this folder.
For projects that have a specific root folder setup, if the name is changed on a folder it can be extremely detrimental for organization and operational efficiencies of that project.
Locking the folder name/location can prevent mishandling of folder (for editors) who still need the ability to manipulate the contents inside of the main folders sub-folders.