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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.