Organizing groups

Setting permissions and quotas at the user level provides the most control over security but can also become tedious for a large number of users. In this case, you'll probably want to set up groups.

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Granting permissions and quotas

Groups are a simple way to share security settings between users. As for a user, a group can have permissions and quotas. Group members then inherit from the group's settings:

  • A user's permissions is therefore defined as the union of its own permissions and of all permissions granted through the groups they belong to.

  • A user's quotas (if they don't have their own settings) is the maximum of all of their groups' values.

Managing members

There are three ways to add or remove members to a group.

In the case of a single user, you can look them up on the users index page and directly from there add him/her to any group. Just click on the add group button and select the group within the dropdown list.

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This is a handy shortcut, and you can also access the user's page directly and from there add this user to any group.

If you want to add multiple users at once to a group, you should go to the group's page and from there click the Add user button.

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This will bring up a list of all of your portal's users. Select the ones you're interested in, and click the Add users to the group button.

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Note

Adding members to a group from the group's page is a direct action that doesn't require a save. When the modal window closes, the selected users will have become group members.