Adding a Group
Adding a Group via the Administration Console
To add a group:
- Log in to the Crowd Administration Console.
- In the top navigation bar, click Groups.
- In the left-hand menu, click Add Group.
Complete the fields as described in the table below.See fields details...
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.
A short description of the group.
The directory to which the group will be added. Note that the group cannot be moved to a different directory after it is created.
Only deselect this if you wish to deny access to all members of the group.
- Click Create.
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.