Groups within SBLi, control access to a scenario. Only users belonging to a Group that is assigned to a scenario, can view the scenario. The Groups tab allows you to create, delete, edit and add users to groups.

Create a group by clicking on the “Create New” button at the bottom left of page.

Create group page

Group Name: When creating a Group the name should be unique. No duplicate Group names are allowed.

Group Description: The group description should ideally indicate the purpose of the group.

Auto Assign: if this option is set to true (ticked) any new user accounts created (either manually or via LDAP, if enabled) will be automatically added to this group.

Auto Assign Start & End Date: If the auto assign option is ticked, a start and end dates option appears. This limits the auto assignment of new accounts to the defined period. It is possible to just set a start date without an end date.

Delete a group by selecting the desired group within the groups list, then press the delete button at the top right of the group list.

Edit: Individual fields may be quickly edited by double clicking in the field within the Group list that requires edits. You can also click on the edit icon () to the left.

Viewing and maintaining users within a Group: To view, add or delete users within a Group click the Users icon () on the left of the group name. All users currently assigned to the Group will be listed. To Add users click on the "Add Users" button on the bottom left the existing users list.

Group Users page

Adding users to a group: After clicking on "Add Users", you will be presented with a list of existing users that are not currently a part of the select group. Select the users you wish to add to the group via the 'Add to Group' checkbox. Then click the 'Add Users' button.

Add Bulk Users: It is possible to import a number of users (create user accounts) into the SBLi Server via the "Add Bulk Users" button, which is available while viewing users within a group or via the Users tab. When using the bulk user import option the import file should be created with the following format:

Username, Email, Password, LastName, Firstname, [Organisation], [Department]

[] = optional field, but it's place must be maintained.

Removing users from a Group: individual users can be removed by selecting the user row and then clicking the Remove button located at the top right of the users list..

Tip: The Group Name and Description are used in email notifications to users when assigned or removed from a group. Therefore description could be used to communicate additional information, if desired.

Groups and Roles: Groups are either created by and administrator or imported via the LDAP. Groups can have "Roles" added to them to provide various administration levels. Roles are assigned to the Group by clicking on the Roles icon () on the left of the Group. Below is an image of the Add roles page. To Add a new role click on the "Add Roles" button on the bottom left.

After clicking on "Add Roles" you will see the below page. Tick the roles you would like to add and confirm the selection by clicking the "Assign" button on the bottom left.

The example above is giving "Scenario Uploader" rights to the Group "UQ Staff". If you wanted to remove a role, select the role to be removed (which will highlight, as per below) and click on "Remove" button, top right.

See Roles for more information.