User Groups provide logical grouping for users that share a particular security requirement. For example, if your users are students in various college courses that you teach, you might create a Group for each course and add the students in each course to the Group that represents that course. You can then create pages on your site that are only accessible to students in a particular course or courses.
Once you've organized your users into Groups, you can use Policies to grant access to the site or individual pages based on the Groups each user is a member of.
If a user is a member of multiple Groups, whichever group grants the user the most access will be applied. See Policies for more information. Also see this Tip of the Week for a thorough example of Groups and Policies.
To create a Group, click the Add Group link. Enter a descriptive name for the Group, and select which users should be members of the group.
Click Edit next to any Group to rename it or modify the membership list.
Click Delete to remove a Group. Users in the Group will not be deleted.
You can also manage Group membership by editing individual Users. Use the Users section of Site Settings to Edit a user, and mark the checkboxes for each Group the User should be a member of.
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