Harmony Server has a lock system, referred to as Global Lock, for the different scenes and scene assets. Because all the data on the server can be accessed directly and modified from any client machine by default, the scenes are locked. You must obtain the rights to modify scenes in order to save your work on the server.
Only one user at a time can modify a scene. Once a scene is opened on a client machine, other users can only open the scene in read-only mode; they will not be able to save any modifications.
If you work in standalone mode, you automatically have the rights to modify all drawings and palettes.
Global Lock offers three levels which are available from the Database Selector when you log in to Harmony. From there, you can select a scene and obtain the rights to modify it by selecting the desired lock option.
A Harmony project can be locked at various levels. Its timing, drawings, version and palettes can be locked. Locking means that you have the rights to modify a scene or its assets. Other users cannot modify locked items. If someone tries to open a locked scene, it will be displayed as read-only.
Here are the different lock possibilities:
There are several different ways to obtain the rights to modify the scenes. It can be done when the user loads a scene from Harmony, inside the application once the scene is loaded, or when an environment, job or scene is created using the Control Center module.