Please note : This help page is not for the latest version of Enterprise Architect. The latest help can be found here.

Maintain Groups

Security groups make it easy to configure sets of permissions and apply them to a number of users in one action.


  • You must have Security - Manage Users permission to manage user groups; the initial Admin administrator automatically has this permission.
  • You do not define groups as group logins with passwords. If you intend to use a group login, you can define a single-user login and password that all group members use (that is, Enterprise Architect allows multiple logins under one user ID).

Set Up a Security Group

To set up a security group, follow the steps below:

  1. Select the Project | Security | Manage Groups menu option. The Security Groups dialog displays.
  2. In the Group Name and Description fields, type the security group name and a description of the group.
  3. Click on the Save button.


You can transport these security group definitions between models, using the Export Reference Data and Import Reference Data options on the Tools menu.