Assigning User Management Permissions at the User or User Group Level

You can allow users and user groups to manage other users and user groups. Associate users and roles containing user management permissions with "entity" users to give the associated users permission to perform actions on the entity users. User management permissions can be assigned on the following entity users:

  • CommCell users
  • CommCell user groups
  • External Active Directory (AD) users
  • External Active Directory (AD) groups

Best Practice: To assign permissions on a large number of entity users, add the entity users to a user group and associate users and roles with the user group.

Before You Begin


  1. From the CommCell Browser, select the entity:
    • CommCell user groups: go to Security > CommCell User Groups.
    • CommCell users: go to Security > CommCell Users.
    • External groups: go to Security > Domains > active_directory_domain > External Groups.
    • External users: go to Security > Domains > active_directory_domain > Users.
  2. Right-click the entity and click Security.

    The Edit Security dialog box is displayed.

  3. Click Add.

    The Add Users And Groups dialog box is displayed.

  4. Under Users and Groups, select the users and user groups who should perform actions on the entity user.


    • To view all users in a domain, including users who have never logged on to the CommCell, select the domain from the Domain box.
    • If you cannot find a user or user group, enter the name in the Find field.
  5. Click Add to move the users and user groups to the box below the Add button.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each user and user group who should perform actions on the entity user.
  7. Under Role, in the Please select Role box, do one of the following:
    • Select an existing role.

      Note: The permissions listed for the selected role are read-only. To add or delete permissions defined for the role, see Editing a Role.

    • To create a role, click Create Role.

      For instructions on creating a role, see Creating a Role.

    • To add permissions without creating a role, click Custom Role and then select permissions directly from the permissions list.
  8. Click OK.

Last modified: 10/13/2017 8:06:44 AM