I have multiple subobjects and subpages on the application object. I want to provide an edit access right only to one subpage. and give read only to the rest. The secure checkbox is checked on the subpage and I can see the subpage access rights (edit and view only for the subpage) when I assign the edit all access right to a particular group, the resources within the group can't edit that subpage. Why?
I guess i had to provide the edit access right to the object and the subpages will inherit this. Problem solved.
Correct ; the group would need EDIT access to the object itself in order to edit any object attributes and then because of the secured subpage you can control whether attributes on that subpage can only be viewed (VIEW access) or edited (EDIT access). So two sets of rights are needed, as you have discovered!