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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



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
You can subsequently edit the group name; changes are automatically reflected in the internal Model Mail mail list or mail box

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