Assigning roles to user groups

The following steps demonstrate how to add user groups to a role. In this example, an existing role Administrators Only is used.

To assign user groups to existing roles, follow these steps:

  1. Under the Members tab, in the Users list, click Edit Group(s).

    The Role Assignment modal window for groups appears.

  2. There are several options for adding groups to role membership:
    • Search

      If you have a long list of groups in the Members section, use the Search box to match group names, select them from the sub-list, and then click ADD>> to move them to the right side of the modal window

      When you are ready, click APPLY.

    • Select

      In the Members section, select the groups to assign to the role and click ADD>> to move them to the right side of the modal window.

      When you are ready, click APPLY.

    • Select All

      To assign all groups to Members, select All to get all group names, and then click ADD>> to move them to the right side of the modal window.

      When you are ready, click APPLY.

    • Adding externally defined users; LDAP Authentication

      For convenience, the Role Assignment interface supports adding user groups to the list of assignees that are not stored locally. For example, known groups available through LDAP authentication may be added in this manner.

      Enter the new group name, and click ADD>>. After the new group name appears in the Members section, select it and click ADD>> to move the new group to the right side of the modal window.

      When you are ready, click APPLY.

    • Remove

      To move users out of Members, select the user(s) on the right side panel, and then click <<.

      When you are ready, click APPLY.

    The list of groups assigned to the role appears in the Role: Administrators Only interface, under the Members tab.

  3. Click Save. A confirmation of role update appears briefly on the screen.