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. Select Assign users by default if you want to assign each new user to this group by default.
  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

If the group does not exist yet, first you need to create the group, and then you can assign users to it.

Caution

Be careful not to give a user unnecessary roles by adding a user to a group with roles that user should not have. If you are unfamiliar with a group's roles, review them before adding people to it.

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.
    • The Roles section of this page shows roles assigned directly to this user regardless of group membership. You can select or clear check boxes to change direct role assignments for this user.
    • The User groups section of this page shows groups to which this user belongs.
    • The Roles assigned or inherited section shows all roles assigned to this user directly or inherited through group membership.
  4. In the User groups section, click Add user to group, select the group to which you want to add this user, and click Add user to group.
  5. 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.