Smart User Groups

Smart user groups give you a way to organize users based on one or more attributes, such as username, full name, and email address. These groups have dynamic memberships that are updated whenever user information is edited.

If there is an SMTP server set up in the JSS, you can enable email notifications for the group. This allows email notifications to be sent to JSS users each time the group membership changes. (For information on setting up an SMTP server and enabling email notifications for JSS user accounts, see Integrating with an SMTP Server and Email Notifications.)

After creating a smart user group, you can view its memberships.

Creating a Smart User Group

  1. Log in to the JSS with a web browser.

  2. Click Users at the top of the page.

  3. Click Smart User Groups.

  4. Click New images/download/thumbnails/15893346/New_icon.png .

  5. Use the User Group pane to configure basic settings for the group.
    To enable email notifications, select the Send email notification on membership change checkbox.

  6. Click the Criteria tab and add criteria to the group:

    1. Click Add images/download/thumbnails/15893346/New_icon.png .

    2. Click Choose for the criteria you want to add.
      To display additional criteria, click Show Advanced Criteria.

    3. Choose an operator from the Operator pop-up menu.

    4. Enter a value in the Value field or browse for a value by clicking Browse images/download/thumbnails/15893346/Browse_icon.png .

    5. Repeat steps a through d to add criteria as needed.
      Note: Creating a smart user group with no criteria will cause all managed users to be included in the group's membership.

  7. Choose an operator from the And/Or pop-up menu(s) to specify the relationships between criteria.

  8. To group criteria and join multiple operations, choose parentheses from the pop-up menus around the criteria you want to group.

    images/download/attachments/15893346/Smart_User_Group_Criteria.png
  9. Click Save.

Operations in the group take place in the order they are listed (top to bottom).

Group memberships are updated each time user information is edited.

To view the group memberships, click View.

Viewing Smart User Group Memberships

  1. Log in to the JSS with a web browser.

  2. Click Users at the top of the page.

  3. Click Smart User Groups.

  4. Click the smart user group you want to view memberships for.

  5. Click View.

A list of group memberships is displayed.

Related Information

For related information, see the following section in this guide:

Scope
Find out how to configure scope based on smart user groups.

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