What are Security Groups?

Security Groups are a means of securing functionality within iSite.  Security Groups are comprised of a list of Permissions as well as a membership of Users.  Each Security Group can have one or more Permissions assigned to it.  Similarly, each Security Group can have one or more Users in its membership.  


For ease of administration, Permissions are not assigned directly to users.  Instead, Permissions are assigned to Security Groups and then Users are assigned to one or more Security Groups.  This allows administrators to easily manage access to functionality within iSite without having to touch each User account.


What happens if a User is not assigned to a required Security Group to view a page?

If a User attempts to reach a page in which their User Profile is not granted permission via an appropriate Security Group, they will be redirected to an "Unauthorized Access" page which will inform the user of their lack of permissions to access the page.


At that point, the User can contact a Portal Administrator and request access to the appropriate Security Group to be able to access the page.


How Do I Manage Security Groups?

To learn how to manage Security Groups within iSite, click the Admin > Security > Security Groups topic.


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