The Group app allows you to add, delete and manage groups on the system. By creating groups, you can set access permissions for various applications in ClearOS. For example, you can create a Flexshare file share that can be managed by a Sales group.
If you install an app that depends on users/groups, this app will automatically be installed.
You can find this feature in the menu system at the following location:
The first thing you will see on the group manager page is a summary of existing groups. These are broken into two categories:
- User Defined Groups
- Windows Groups
User Defined Groups
With user defined groups, you can create and manage your own groups.
Some pre-defined groups are included in ClearOS and these are summarized in the following table.
|allusers||All Users||A group containing all the users on the system|
|domain_admins||Domain Admins||Windows domain administrators|
You can learn more about the purpose of Windows groups in the Windows Networking section of the User Guide.
Adding a Group
To add a group, click on Add in the group list form. Two simple parameters are required:
- The group name is a simple one-word group, for example sales
- The description is where you can describe the group in a few words, for example Sales and Marketing Team
If you have installed the Zarafa, Kopano or IMAP and POP app, you will see one additional option allowing you to enable a mail distribution list. If enabled, the group becomes a mail distribution list (e.g. email@example.com will go to all the members of the sales group).
Once you have created a group, an admin can then add members to the group. From the main Groups webconfig page, click on Edit Members. Check which members should have access to the group properties. You can also assign users to groups in the User Manager app.