Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, Release 6.0(1)
User Group Configuration
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User Group Configuration

Table Of Contents

User Group Configuration

Finding a User Group

Configuring a User Group

Deleting a User Group

Adding Users to a User Group

Deleting Users from a User Group

Assigning Roles to a User Group

Viewing User Roles, User Groups, and Permissions

Related Topics


User Group Configuration


The role and user group menu options in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration User Management menu allow users with full access to configure different levels of access for Cisco Unified Communications Manager administrators. Users with full access configure roles, user groups, and access privileges for roles. In general, full-access users configure the access of other users to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration.

User groups comprise lists of application users and end users. A user may belong to multiple user groups. After you add a user group, you then add users to a user group. Afterward, you may proceed to assign roles to a user group. If a user belongs to multiple user groups, the MLA permission enterprise parameter determines the effective privilege of the user.

Use the following topics to configure user groups, assign users to user groups, and view the roles, user groups, and permissions of a user:

Finding a User Group

Configuring a User Group

Deleting a User Group

Adding Users to a User Group

Deleting Users from a User Group

Assigning Roles to a User Group

Viewing User Roles, User Groups, and Permissions

Related Topics

Finding a User Group

Because you might have several user groups in your network, Cisco Unified Communications Manager lets you locate specific user groups on the basis of specific criteria. Use the following procedure to locate user groups.


Note During your work in a browser session, Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration retains your user group search preferences. If you navigate to other menu items and return to this menu item, Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration retains your user group search preferences until you modify your search or close the browser.


Procedure


Step 1 Choose User Management > User Group.

The Find and List User Groups window displays. Records from an active (prior) query may also display in the window.

Step 2 To find all records in the database, ensure the dialog box is empty; go to Step 3.

To filter or search records

From the drop-down list box, select a search pattern.

Specify the appropriate search text, if applicable.


Note To add additional search criteria, click the + button. When you add criteria, the system searches for a record that matches all criteria that you specify. To remove criteria, click the - button to remove the last added criterion or click the Clear Filter button to remove all added search criteria.


Step 3 Click Find.

All matching records display. You can change the number of items that display on each page by choosing a different value from the Rows per Page drop-down list box.


Note You can delete multiple records from the database by checking the check boxes next to the appropriate record and clicking Delete Selected. You can delete all configurable records for this selection by clicking Select All and then clicking Delete Selected.



Note You cannot delete the standard user groups.


Step 4 From the list of records that display, click the link for the record that you want to view.


Note To reverse the sort order, click the up or down arrow, if available, in the list header.


The window displays the item that you choose.


Additional Topics

See the "Related Topics" section.

Configuring a User Group

This section describes how to add, copy, and update a user group to and in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration.

Procedure


Step 1 Choose User Management > User Group.

The Find and List User Groups window displays.

Step 2 Perform one of the followings tasks:

To copy an existing user group, locate the appropriate user group as described in "Finding a User Group" section and click the Copy button next to the user group that you want to copy. In the popup window that displays, enter a name for the new user group and click OK. Continue with Step 3.

To add a new user group, click the Add New button. Enter a name for the new user group and click OK. Continue with Step 3.


Note The user group name can contain up to 50 alphanumeric characters and can contain any combination of spaces, periods (.), hyphens (-), and underscore characters (_). Ensure that the user group name is unique.


To update an existing user group, locate the appropriate user group as described in "Finding a User Group" section. Click the name of the user group that you want to update. The user group that you chose displays. Update the appropriate settings. Continue with Step 3.


Note You cannot delete a standard user group, but you can update the user membership for a standard user group.


Step 3 Click Save.

Step 4 Proceed to add users to this user group. See Adding Users to a User Group.

Step 5 Proceed to assign roles to the user group. See Assigning Roles to a User Group.


Additional Topics

See the "Related Topics" section.

Deleting a User Group

This section describes how to delete a user group from Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration. Use the following procedure to delete a user group entirely. If you want to delete only certain users from a user group, refer to the "Deleting Users from a User Group" section.

Before You Begin

When you delete a user group, Cisco Unified Communications Manager removes all user group data from the database. To find out which roles are using the user group, in the User Group Configuration window, choose Dependency Records from the Related Links drop-down list box and click Go. If dependency records are not enabled for the system, the Dependency Records Summary window displays a message. For more information about dependency records, see the "Accessing Dependency Records" section on page A-2.

Procedure


Step 1 Choose User Management > User Group.

The Find and List User Groups window displays.

Step 2 Find the user group that you want to delete by using the procedure in the "Finding a User Group" section.

Step 3 Click the name of the user group that you want to delete.

The user group that you chose displays. The list shows the users in this user group in alphabetical order.

Step 4 If you want to delete the group entirely, click Delete.

A dialog box displays to warn you that you cannot undo deletion of user groups.

Step 5 To delete the user group, click OK or to cancel the action, click Cancel. If you click OK, Cisco Unified Communications Manager removes the user group from the database.


Additional Topics

See the "Related Topics" section.

Adding Users to a User Group

This section describes how to add end users and application users to a user group in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration.

Procedure


Step 1 Choose User Management > User Group.

The Find and List User Groups window displays.

Step 2 Find the user group to which you want to add users. Use the procedure in the "Finding a User Group" section.

Step 3 Click the name of the user group that you want to update.

The user group that you chose displays. The Users in Group list shows the users that currently belong to the user group.

Step 4 To add end users, click Add End Users to Group. To add application users, skip to Step 8.

The Find and List Users window displays.

Step 5 Use the Find User drop-down list boxes to find the end users that you want to add and click Find.


Note You can perform the search for users in a variety of ways. You can enter the first name, middle name, last name, user ID, or department of a user. Alternatively, you can leave the field blank, which results in display of all users.


A list of end users that matches your search criteria displays.


Note The list of search results does not display end users that already belong to the user group.


Step 6 In the list of search results, click the check box next to the users that you want to add to this user group. If the list comprises multiple pages, use the links at the bottom to see more results.

Step 7 Click Add Selected.

The User Group Configuration window redisplays with the users that you added listed in the Users in Group pane.


Note After you add a user, you can view the roles by clicking the i icon in the Permission column for that user.


Step 8 To add application users, click Add App Users to Group.

The Find and List Application Users window displays.

Step 9 Use the Find Application User drop-down list boxes to find the application users that you want to add and click Find.


Note You can perform the search for application users by searching for user ID. Alternatively, you can leave the field blank, which results in display of all application users.


A list of application users that matches your search criteria displays.

Step 10 In the list of search results, click the check box next to the application users that you want to add to this user group. If the list comprises multiple pages, use the links at the bottom to see more results.


Note The list of search results does not display application users that already belong to the user group.


Step 11 Click Add Selected.

The User Group Configuration window redisplays with the application users that you added listed in the Users in Group pane.


Note After you add an application user, you can view the roles by clicking the i icon in the Permission column for that user.


Step 12 To save your changes to this user group, click Save.


Additional Topics

See the "Related Topics" section.

Deleting Users from a User Group

This section describes how to delete users from a user group in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration.

Procedure


Step 1 Choose User Management > User Group.

The Find and List User Groups window displays.

Step 2 Find the user group from which you want to delete users. Use the procedure in the "Finding a User Group" section.

Step 3 Click the name of the user group that you want to update.

The user group that you chose displays. The Users in Group list shows the users that currently belong to the user group.

Step 4 Click the check boxes next to the names of the users that you want to delete from this user group.

Step 5 Click Delete Selected.

A confirmation message asks you to confirm the deletion.

Step 6 To delete the selected user group members, click OK or click Cancel to exit this window.

The User Group redisplays with the deleted users removed from the Users in Group pane.


Additional Topics

See the "Related Topics" section.

Assigning Roles to a User Group

Users with full access can assign roles to user groups. A user group that has assigned roles has access to the resources that the role comprises.

This section describes assigning roles to a user group in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration.


Note When an administrator assigns roles to a user group, the administrator should assign the Standard Unified CM Admin Users role to the user group. This role enables the users to log into Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration.


Procedure


Step 1 Choose User Management > User Group.

The Find and List User Groups windows displays.

Step 2 Find the user group to which you want to assign roles. Use the procedure in the "Finding a User Group" section.

Step 3 Click the name of the user group for which you want to assign roles.

The user group that you chose displays. The Users in Group list shows the users that currently belong to the user group.

Step 4 From the Related Links drop-down list box, choose Assign Role to User Group and click Go.

The User Group Configuration window changes to display the Role Assignment pane. For the user group that you chose, the list of assigned roles displays. Choose one of the following options:

To assign roles to the user group, go to Step 5.

To delete roles from the user group, go to Step 9.

Step 5 To assign additional roles to the user group, click Assign Role to Group.

The Find and List Roles popup window displays.

Step 6 If necessary, use the Find Role search criteria to narrow the list of roles.

Step 7 Choose the roles to assign to this user group by clicking the check boxes next to the role names. To close the Find and List Roles popup window without assigning roles to this user group, click Close.

Step 8 Click Add Selected.

The Find and List Roles popup window closes. The chosen roles get added to the Role Assignment pane for this user group. If you do not want to delete any assigned roles for this user group, skip to Step 10.

Step 9 To delete an assigned role from the user group, select a role in the Role Assignment pane and click Delete Role Assignment. Repeat this step for each role that you want to delete from this user group.

Step 10 Click Save.

The system makes the added and deleted role assignments to the user group in the database.


Additional Topics

See the "Related Topics" section.

Viewing User Roles, User Groups, and Permissions

This section describes how to view the roles, user groups, and permissions that are assigned to a user that belongs to a specified user group. Use the following procedure to view the roles, user groups, and permissions that are assigned to a user in a user group.


Note You can also view user roles by using User Management > Application User (for application users) or User Management > End User (for end users) to view a particular user and then display the user roles.


Procedure


Step 1 Choose User Management > User Group.

The Find and List User Groups window displays.

Step 2 Find the user group that has the users for which you want to display assigned roles. Use the procedure in the "Finding a User Group" section.

Step 3 Click the name of the user group for which you want to view the roles that are assigned to the users.

The User Group Configuration window displays for the user group that you chose. The Users in Group pane shows the users that belong to the user group.

Step 4 For a particular user, click the user name.

The Application User Configuration window (for application users) or End User Configuration window (for end users) displays.

Step 5 From the Related Links drop-down list box, choose User Privilege Report and click Go.

For the user that you chose, the following information displays:

User groups to which the user belongs

Roles that are assigned to the user

Resources to which the user has access. For each resource, the following information displays:

Application

Resource

Permission (read and/or update)

Step 6 To return to the user, choose Back to User or Back to Application User in the Related Links drop-down list box and click Go.


Additional Topics

See the "Related Topics" section.

Related Topics

Finding a User Group

Configuring a User Group

Deleting a User Group

Adding Users to a User Group

Deleting Users from a User Group

Assigning Roles to a User Group

Viewing User Roles, User Groups, and Permissions

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