Privacy Status


The <Private> field allows the author to restrict the data set description from being publicly available. There are two options:

    • Public. Make the description publicly available. This is the default. If the author wants the description to be available to the public, then no action is required.
    • Private. Make the description unavailable to the public.
<Private>Public or Private</Private>
  • The <Private> field is recommended and may not be repeated.
  • The <Private> flag is always set to Public.  If the author wants to restrict the description from being accessible to the public, then the  <Private> status must be set to Private.


This document should be cited as:
Directory Interchange Format (DIF) Writer's Guide, 2018.
Global Change Master Directory.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration.