User groups

Security ► User groups

System and report administrators can streamline user management by controlling permissions through user group membership.

Administrators can assign roles to user groups, in addition to individuals. All new groups are assigned to the Guest role, which has limited product access. You can add locally-created users or imported LDAP users to local user groups.

Creating groups and adding roles to them

Create additional groups as needed to help you manage users and what they can do.

  1. In the NAM Console menu, select Security ► User groups.
  2. Click Add group.
  3. Enter a Name and Description for the group.
  4. Click the Roles tab.
  5. Select or clear the check boxes for the roles to be assigned to everyone in this user group.
  6. Click Save to save your changes.

Adding one user to a group

Note:

  • If the group does not exist yet, first you need to create the group as described above, and then you can assign users to it.
  • Be careful not to give a user unnecessary roles by adding a user to a group with roles that user should not have.

To add a user to an existing group:

  1. In the NAM Console menu, select Security ► User groups.
  2. Find the user.
  3. Click Actions and select Edit user for that user.
  4. Click the Roles tab.
  5. Review the roles assigned to this user directly or indirectly.
    • Select Inherited from groups to display roles assigned to groups to which this user is a member. (Roles this user has because this user is in certain groups that have those roles.)
    • Select Assigned directly to display roles assigned directly to this user, regardless of group membership. (Roles this user has because they were assigned specifically to this user, not because this user is in certain groups.)
  6. With Assigned directly selected, you can select or clear the check boxes for the roles assigned specifically to this user.
  7. Click Save to save your changes.

See User roles for an overview of user roles.

Managing all group members at the same time

To view and manage the entire member list of a group:

  1. In the NAM Console menu, select Security ► User groups.
  2. Find the group.
  3. In the Actions column, click Actions and select Assign members for that group.
  4. Select or clear the check box for each user whose membership you want to change.
    If the list is large, you can use the Filter box to focus your search.
  5. Click Save to save your changes.