Groups

As stated under system users we use groups as an option when assigning access rights. Groups are new to InfoGlue 2.0 and can also be used for other things. Most often it reflects your organizational belonging as a contrast to roles which describes different roles you step into when doing things. For example – there may be an webmaster in each department but they should not be able to master each others sites so then the group “department” may be used to limit further what they can do on what repository. This is true for tool users as well as for extranet/intranet users.

A small company may not have a need for groups but a larger corporation will and how many will depend on how they want to divide the responsibility and access between their staff.

The groups listing looks like this:

It’s a very simple list just like the users were and if we enter the details by clicking the group name we get the following screen:

Basically we just set the attributes in the table below and we are also able to set which system users is part of this group.

Field name

Typical values

Comment

Group name

Marketing or whatever the role should be.

This value is for presentation only.

Description

Anything

This value is for presentation only.

As with system users you can have properties on groups. This means you can set attributes on a group which also gives users in that group those attributes. Examples might be if you have an internal group called “Subsidiary X” on an intranet site they could have an attribute called “Organizational number”. The same procedure for choosing content type to base which attributes a group should have applies here as for system users except that content types that are to be listed in the drop must be of type Group properties type.You will see a new button called “Edit Group Properties” when you have selected a content type and the interface there will allow you to enter information in the same way you do when editing content.

From InfoGlue 2.9.6 and forward you can state priority on role and group-properties. Let’s say a user has 3 groups all with a special config connected to it. Then the prio can help in specifying order of importance. The field is called "PropertyPriority” and is added automatically to the group properties form.