User groups have two purposes: assigning resource privileges and providing folder access. You can arrange users into groups for simpler user management.
The “Users and User Groups” training video is part of the “Network Operations” playlist:
Users and User Groups: Describes how to create users; how to create and organize user groups; and how to assign privileges.
To add a user group, use one of the following methods:
- Go to the Operations ribbon, and at the lower-right of the User icon, click on the arrow. From the drop-down menu, select User Groups.
- From the resource tabs on the left, select “User Groups”. Then, right-click anywhere in the work area. From the contextual menu, select Add User Group.
By default, the Add User Group Wizard contains the following pages:
- Welcome: Name the user group.
To edit a user group, use one of the following methods:
- From the list panel, select a user group. Then, from the view bar, select Edit.
- From the list panel, double-click on a user group.
A user group is defined by the set of privileges granted to it. In the Privileges tab of the User Group properties dialog, privileges can be added or removed from a user group.
Any changes made to a user group that is already assigned to users will be applied to those users on their next login.
Privileges are resources in the Broadsign network that govern access to perform specific network tasks. They are assigned to users and user groups to define their roles and capabilities, without granting them access to other functionality that they do not require to do their work, in order to preserve maximum network security.
Privileges can be assigned to both user and user groups. To assign a privilege to one of these resources, double-click the resource to open its editor and navigate to the “Privileges” tab. The privileges for this resource can be modified with the “Add”, “Edit” and “Remove” buttons.
A description of each privilege is shown in the Privilege List box once the privilege has been assigned.