Security configuration synchronize all

It’s the end of the year 2021 and I would like to add one final post for this year. Together with this blog, I’m also preparing my first blog for 2022. This blog will be about the Synchronize all button on the Security configuration form. The next blog is about the Repair button. These two buttons have one thing in common. If you open the Security configuration form in a normal operating environment, these buttons will show the text “Please wait. We’re processing your request.” and nothing seems to happen. In this post, I will explain the purpose of the first-mentioned button and you can find the new blog on January 1, 2022 named: Security configuration – What is the ‘Repair’ button?

Synchronize all

The Synchronize all button is publishing and synchronizing all unpublished configuration changes. As mentioned in the introduction, it doesn’t seem to do anything at first sight. When you make some configuration changes on the form, there will be unpublished security objects pending for publishing. We are used to reviewing the objects and deciding to publish a selection or all. Without going to the Unpublished objects tab page, you can use the Synchronize all button available in the action bar Data menu. Effectively, the Synchronize all and Publish all buttons are doing exactly the same job.

In my opinion it is quite odd to have two different names for the same action. If you read the tooltip help of both Synchronize all and Publish all buttons, you will notice a similar description.

I do hope you liked this post and will add value for you in your daily work as a professional. If you have related questions or feedback, don’t hesitate to use the Comment feature below.

That’s all for now. Till next time!

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