Adding a Group

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Adding a Group via the Administration Console


To add a group:

  1. Log in to the Crowd Administration Console.
  2. In the top navigation bar, click Groups.
  3. In the left-hand menu, click Add Group.
  4. Complete the fields as described in the table below.

    See fields details...

    Name

    The unique name of the group. Within a given directory, the Name must be unique. Note that the Name cannot be changed once the group is created.

    Description

    A short description of the group.

    Directory

    The directory to which the group will be added. Note that the group cannot be moved to a different directory after it is created.

    Active

    Only deselect this if you wish to deny access to all members of the group.

  5. Click Create.
    (info) You can now add users to the new group. If your directory supports nested groups, you can now add sub-groups.

Adding a local group with the same name as a group in remote directory

If you add a group to a directory which has the Manage Groups Locally option enabled, there's a possibility that Crowd will use a local group that you added instead of the group in the remote directory. This will happen if you the local group you're adding has the same name as a group on the remote server, and the remote group hasn't been synchronized yet.

However, if the remote group has already been synchornized, and exists in Crowd’s cache, when adding a local group of the same name, you will see an error: Another group with this name already exists.

Importing Groups from Other Applications

You can also add groups via Crowd's migration tools. See Importing Users and Groups into a Directory.

Group Authorization

See Specifying which Groups can access an Application.

Roles have been Removed

Support for roles, previously deprecatedhas been removed in Crowd 2.5. The implementation of roles in Crowd was identical to the implementation of groups and did not provide any extra functionality.

Crowd documentation

Last modified on Apr 21, 2021

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