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File properties (hidden and locked) can cause unsync between the website and GET calls

Question asked by Johanna Hardner on Sep 30, 2017
Latest reply on Jan 25, 2018 by rogrant@nmsu.edu

Visibility of files on Canvas are controlled by two booleans: locked and hidden like so:

   Both set to false - published.

   locked == true && hidden == false - unpublished

   locked == false && hidden == true - restricted

 

If you set both to true via an API call the system seems to auto-resolve to locked==false && hidden==true, however, it can seemingly become unsynced from what you'll see from the Canvas website. As in I can see the file in Canvas as unpublished when a GET call will say it should be restricted.

 

Is anyone aware of this problem and why it behaves this way?

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