Groups Management

Select a module

From the main ECP users screen, you can switch to the groups management by using the drop down list labelled 'Manage groups of the module' at the top right of the screen. This list contains all the installed NO-SOD modules into your system. Select the module for which you would like to manage the groups and the application will automatically switch to the groups management screen for the selected module.

From the groups managenmet screen, you can switch from a module to another (in case of multiple NO-SOD installed modules)

Public and System Groups

The security is maintain from all NO-SOD modules by two kinds of groups: system groups and public groups.

  • System groups

    System groups are automatically delivered with a module. They are specific for each module. They are used by developers and the NO-SOD Framework to control authorities.

  • Public groups

    Public groups are generally also delivered with a module and are associated with their system groups (then public groups have the same name as system groups). Public groups created at installation time doesn't contain any user. The administrator can create new public group(s) or use existing delivered public group(s), add user(s) into those group(s) and associate public group(s) with their corresponding system group(s).

Manage groups of a module

Once you have selected a module, some data (regarding this module) are displayed:

  • A list of associated public groups
  • A list of associated system groups
  • A list of associated users
  • A list of system groups you can add for a public group
  • A list of users you can add for a public group

For this screen, you can:

  • Create a new public group
  • Modify data for a selected public group
  • Go back to the users management

Create a new public group

Once you have selected a module, the list of associated public groups is automatically created. But you can, if you want, add one or more new public group(s) for a selected module:

  • Select the -NEW- value from the public groups drop down list
  • Enter the name of the new public group
  • Enter the description of this new public group. Please note that from this ECP version you cannot modify the description of an existing public group. Please take care of the content of this description field because you'll not be able to modify/delete it after the public group creation.
  • Click on the SAVE button. You must first click on the SAVE button to create the public group before to put users and/or system groups into this group.

Modify data for a selected public group

Once you have selected an existing group from the public groups drop down list, click on the GO button to load all information regarding this group. The associated system groups and users are automatically filled into corresponding drop down lists. Then you can:

  • Add a new system group or a new user for this public group. Select the appropriate system group or user and click on the ADD button. The drop down lists are dynamically refreshed with the new content.
  • Remove an existing system group or an existing user for this public group. Select the approriate system group or user and click on the REMOVE button. The drop down lists are dynamically refreshed with the new content.

Rem: Don't forget to click on the SAVE when you have add/remove system groups and/or users before to switch to another public group or another module. If not, all modification will be lost.

Go back to the users management

At any time, you can switch to the users management screen by clicking on the USERS button at the left of the QUIT button (top right of the screen).

Rem: Don't forget to click on the SAVE when you have add/remove system groups and/or users before to switch to the users management screen. If not, all modification regarding the groups management will be lost.