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##Purpose The Preferences microservice deals with configuration and preferences on application level. It can be used to store preferences in different scopes. Scopes can inherit preferences from each other. In the current version, four different scopes are supported with the following inheritance strategy:

scope applied to inherits from
User Valid for the particular User only. Overrides all other inherited preferences (when not set to force) Role
Role Preferences assigned to a particular Role. These preferences are inherited to assigned Users. Module
Module These kind of preferences are defined for a certain application module. The definition of the module boundaries is up to the application. application
Application Global preferences on application level. An application scoped preference