Adding and managing access groups

The Access groups page displays a summary table listing the currently defined access groups and their description. To manage and assign access groups to user accounts in BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization, select AdministrationUsers > Access groups. From this page you can add, edit or delete access groups using the buttons provided.

The Access group details page contains the following tables:

  • Access groups: All the domains, report groups and task groups that the group members will be able to access; from this table, you can delete domains, report groups or task groups using the buttons provided, or manage them using the Edit drop-down menu (see the Configuring an access group section).
  • Accounts: The list of users assigned to this group; click Edit accounts to add or remove users from the list.

This topic discusses the following access group tasks:

Adding a new access group

 You can add a new access group by performing the following steps:

  1. Click Add access group on the top of the table in the Access groups page and enter the following information:

    FieldDescription
    Name:Type unique name for the access group.
    DescriptionType brief description for the access group.
    Access group assignmentSelect any one:
    • Assign this access group by default to all users: To assign this access group to all users on their login.
    • Assign this access group automatically to external users having external group names matching the below list: To assign this access group to the external users that have external names matching with the names specified in the External names box. Users are assigned this access group on their login. When you select this option, the External names box is enabled.
    External namesIf you have external authentication (Remedy SSO or LDAP), you can specify the names of Remedy SSO or LDAP groups to associate with this access group, separated by a semi-colon (";"). For instance, if you specify BMC external users as the external name for an access group, all external users that have external name mapping to BMC external users will be automatically assigned the corresponding access group on logging in to TrueSight Capacity Optimization.

  2. Click Save.

Edit or deleting an access group

You can edit or delete an access group by performing the following steps:

  1. Click an access group to edit or delete from the Access groups table. Alternately, you can also click the  buttons to perform these actions directly.
    The detail page for the selected access group is displayed in the working area, listing all activities associated with the account.
  2. Click Edit or Delete.
    For Edit, the Edit access group page is displayed. Make changes, and click Save.
    Clicking Delete will present a confirmation and information (only if you click the buttons directly) box. Click Proceed to delete the selected access group.

Configuring an access group

To configure an access group, specifying the domains, report groups, edit views, view group and task groups that will be available to its members, follow these steps:

  1. Click the access group name in the Access groups table.
  2. On the Visible Entities table, click Edit, and select Edit domains, Edit report groupsEdit views and view group, or Edit task groups.
  3. Select the desired domain, report group, task group, edit views or view group from the selection box.
  4. (Only for report groups) Select the Recurse on contained report groups check box if you want to import all the contained domains or report groups respectively. For Edit Views and view group select the Recurse on contained view groups check box.
  5. Click Save.
    Repeat each step to add as many elements as you wish to the access group.

Additional information

When editing an access group, you can delete single items or groups. Deleting a group also removes all its descendants. Similarly, if you create a sub-domain under one of the domains allowed by an access group, all members of the group will be able to access it.

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