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Element Security Add Group

Use this dialog to grant additional groups rights to the current Element. Access this dialog from Element Security.

Group records created through the Admin - Group Administration function display in the Add Group(s) dialog. Use this dialog to include one or more existing groups in a new group or to give one or more existing groups explicit permissions.

Group selection dialogs may also include Visitor Context Groups such as the IP, Job seekers, or Page groups shown below. These groups display only for cases where it makes sense to include specific visitor communities, and do not appear otherwise. See Visitor Context for more information.

This dialog displays with a function-specific title for all CommonSpot operations that include the Add or Select Group(s) option, for example, Group Administrator(s) - Add Groups, Element Security - Add Groups, Server General Security - Add Groups, Field Security - Add Groups, Shortcut Security - Add Groups, etc.  

Although the Add Groups dialog is functionally the same, security options are case-specific.

Click column heads to sort group names alphabetically or by description, or, for installations with a large number of groups, refine your search through dropdown/text entry field combinations and click Filter, as shown below  for Group names ending with Editors.

Click the Clear button to empty the text entry field.

Click checkboxes to select users.  Choices display in the Selected box. Click   to remove individual users, as shown below, or click Clear All to deselect all users. 

When you are finished, click Add Selected to use the groups you choose, as shown above, or click Next as shown below to complete security assignments for the selected groups.

Click Next to display Add Element Permissions for setting group privileges for this Element.


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