What is a group?
A group is a collection of users that span across multiple spaces. Some potential uses for a group would be a common role (i.e. project managers) or a specific organization. Groups are meant to help assign privacy and manage access to content.
What is the difference between a space and a group?
The purpose of a space is to organize your content, while the purpose of a group is to organize your members across spaces.
How do I create a group?
As groups are meant to act across multiple spaces, site admins are generally the only ones with permissions to create groups. To create a group:
Click the Drupal Admin button in the top left hand corner
Click “Add Content”
The following fields are required before you save your new user:
Group visibility/privacy access
Group user inheritance
Group roles and permissions
Optional fields for entry include:
- Group user permission inheritance
Additionally, for those with access to the “members” button, you can follow these steps to create a group:
Navigate to a specific space
Click on the “members” button on the right hand side of the page
Click the “inherited” tab
- Click “create new group”
How do I add users to a group?
For publicly available groups, members can access the group and “request group membership”
For private groups, following these steps:
Go to the “Drupal Admin” button in the top left hand corner
Select “Find Content”
Select your group that has been created by the site admin
- Fill in the user you wish to add to the “Add Existing User” box