Someone in your department should be designated as the CalGroups departmental admin. This should be a person who is comfortable with or responsible for managing the department's technology assets.
Inside the CalGroups departmental folder will be a App/Org Owner group that has admin privileges to the folder. The departmental admin will automatically be a member of the App/Org Owner group and can add other members. Members of the App/Org Owner group have the following privileges:
Add other owners
Create, update or delete folders
Create, update or delete groups
Add and delete group members
Manage group member privileges
See Privileges for more information.
In the future, when your group is synced to Google Groups and/or Active Directory (AD), it will be prefixed by the name of your Applications or Organizations folder, and the rest of the namespace will be flattened.
In the example on right:
The CalGroup-Test group located at: Organizations/CalNet/Coordinator/CalGroup-Test will be flattened to CalNet-CalGroup-Test.
After you submit your request for a CalGroups folder space via the online form, we will create a ticket to track progress. A folder will be created for you using the name you requested. Your folder space is set up with you as a member of the admin group. To find out more about how to administer your folder space, see Getting Started - Tips for CalGroup Folder Owners.
If you've requested an LDAP bind or requested to use an existing bind, it will be set up after your folder space. See below for additional details.
Your CalGroups folder space will be created using the four-letter folder name you requested on the CalGroups request form. Once you receive confirmation that your space has been created, access it by logging in to CalGroups and clicking on either the Applications folder or Organizations folder in the CalGroups folder hierarchy. Where your folder lives depends upon what type of folder you requested. If you requested both, you will have a folder space inside each parent folder.
As the folder owner, you have already been given the permissions required to create, edit and delete folders, groups, and members within your folder space.
Inside your folder is an Admin group, called "XXXX-admin," with XXXX being the name of your folder space. Rules are in place for departmental Organization and Application folders that reassign privileges for groups and folders to the Admin group. That way, when you add or remove someone from the Admin group, they have access (or no longer have access) to everything the Admin groups has access to. Being a member of the Admin group is what allows you to have privileges over your folder space and everything inside it. People you add as members into the Admin group will have admin rights to everything in your CalGroups folder space, including groups and subfolders.
You can create additional admin groups to manage groups and folders within your folder space by following the steps outlined in Create Admin Privilege Group.
Beware! Don't delete yourself from the XXXX-admin group in your folder space! Doing so will result in you losing all admin rights.
To add other admins to your CalGroups folder space, simply add them to the XXXX-admin group.
To add a member to your admin group:
- Navigate to the group and click the Member tab
- Click the button
- Make sure the Default Privileges radial button is selected
- Search for the member or paste his or her email address in the Member Name search field; select the person
Note: You cannot add members to your admin group with custom privileges. By default, all members of your admin group have admin privileges over your entire CalGroups folder.
You can create subfolders inside your folder space and create groups inside those subfolders, or create groups directly in your folder space. When you add members to new groups, they will not have admin privileges. Reference the following wiki pages to start using CalGroups:
- How to Create a New Folder
- How to Create a New Group
- Adding Members to Groups
- Create Admin Privilege Group
- How to Create an Access Group
So far, CalGroups users have reporting using CalGroups to:
- Control access to a remote app
- Let us know how you're using it!
You can use an LDAP bind to read group data or an API to populate your CalGroups from an external data source. For information on using either, click a link below:
Request access via a folder space using our online form:
If you have questions about CalGroups, including API questions, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.