Security groups are created to to provide authorised access to folders within projects.
Groups will be defined, with users added and rights given in each, to follow security protocols defined on the project.
Policies often include multiple groups utilised to provide granular configuration to user access, however it is not necessary and the simplest of access can be defined with all users in a single group. Please refer to your project administrator for security policy and preferred configuration.
Group Based Configuration
Use the group configurations in order to define groups, assign users to them and set the permissions the provide.
The Group based tools are used to configure a single group at a time. Also refer to Folder Based Configuration to setup group access to folders in bulk.
Add a new Security Group, giving it a name and including users to be controlled by the group.
Show all security groups, including disabled ones.
Search for groups using the Group Descriptions. Clear to reset search results.
Show All to show de-activated groups Shows whether the group is Active or not. Use
The Security Group Description, which can be searched
The count of users included in the Security Group. Hover to show a list of usernames
Edit the Security Groups, Description, users and Active status
View the History of the Security Groups and User edits
Download an XLS of the Security Group to edit the permissions it defines.
The Info Tab show details of the users in the group, along with a description of the permissions:
Further Tabs show the folder permissions defined for each of the DMS areas of the project. Update a Yes/No setting for each folder (row) to grant that permission (column) to the folder.
Any new folders created will default to 'N' permissions. If a user is within multiple groups it will look at the combined permissions. E.g. if a user has permissions in one group to view folder ABC, but is in another group that doesn't have permissions to that folder, the group that they have permission in will over rule the one that doesn't, so they will be able to view it.
Upload an edited Security Group XLS to load it's configuration into the project.
A notification will indicate the upload status including any errors once the XLS has been proceesed.
Reports for the Security and Distribution groups configuration. Each report is downloadable in .pdf or .xls
Shows all the security groups and the users that are defined in them.
Shows all the distribution and security groups and the users that are defined in them.
Shows the list of folders with the access provided by each of the Security Groups
Folder Based Configuration
In order to configure multiple security groups for a set of folders in a single step, use the Security Groups configuration on the DMS pages.
Any groups already defined can be configured in this tool, but new groups or user configuration must be done in the Security Groups pages beforehand.
Also refer to Group Based Configuration to setup groups singularly.