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Maintain Groups

This topic explains how to create a security group. Security groups make it easy to configure sets of permissions and apply them to a number of users in one action.

Access:   Project | Security | Manage Groups

Use to:

  • Create a security group prior to:
  • Assigning permissions to the group
  • Assigning users to the group

How to:

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



See also


Select the Manage Groups menu option

The Security Groups dialog displays



In the Group Name and Description fields, type the security group name and a description of the group



Click on the Save button



The group name can be selected as the recipient of an internal email; when an email is sent to the group, all members of the group receive that email in their Personal Information window

However, the group name can act as either:

  • A mail list, in which case each group member receives their own copy of the message, or
  • A mailbox, in which case the email is a single entity - the group members do not receive separate instances of it; therefore, if one group member responds to or deletes the email, the other group members see that action as if they had performed it themselves

To make the group name act as a mailbox, select the Shared Mail checkbox against the group name in the Groups panel

To use the group name as a mail list, leave the checkbox unselected

Internal Mail


  • 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)
  • Emails already sent to a group as a mail list and those sent to a group as a mailbox cannot be interchanged; if you change the status of the Shared Mail checkbox, the only way to change the distribution of past emails is to forward them to the group name again

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