Creating a group

Create CDP groups based on the tasks performed by CDP users in your organization.

Before you begin

Consider the following when selecting a name for your group:

  • The group name must be unique. Note that there are certain group names that are reserved and therefore cannot be used in CDP. See Reserved group names.
  • The group name can be up to 64 characters and can include only alphanumeric characters, dots (.), hyphens (-), and underscores (_). The first character in the name must be an alphabetic character or underscore.
  • The group name is not case sensitive. For example, the group name AAa is equivalent to the group name aaa.
  • Depending on your IdP setup in CDP, you may be able to manipulate the Sync Membership option. To learn more about this option, refer to Synchronizing group membership.

Required role: PowerUser


  1. Sign in to the CDP console.

  2. From the CDP home page, click Management Console.

  3. In the User Management section of the side navigation panel, click Groups.

    The Groups page displays the list of all CDP groups.
  4. Click Create Group.

  5. On the Create Group window, enter the name of the group to create.

  6. Click Create.

    CDP creates the group and adds it to the list of CDP groups on the Groups page.

You can use the following command to create a group:

cdp iam create-group \
--group-name <value>

What to do next

You need to perform user sync for the change to take effect. See Performing user sync.