Creating access groups

You can create an access group that consists of members of project areas, team areas, and other specific users. After you create an access group, you can limit access to work items to members of that access group. Users who have JazzAdmins repository group permissions can access restricted work items even if they are not members of the access group. You can also use access groups to limit access to source control artifacts.

Before you begin

You must have either JazzProjectAdmins or JazzAdmins repository group permissions.

Procedure

  1. On the Application Administration page of the web client, click the Access Groups menu. See Logging in for project administrators and team leads (web).
  2. Click Create Access Group icon.
  3. Enter a name and brief description for the access group. In the Members section:
    • To add members of a project area or team area, click Add a Project or Team Area icon, the Add a Project or Team Area icon. Select a project area, then click OK, or expand project area entries to see their team areas. Select a team area, then click OK.
    • To add specific users, click Add a Contributor icon, the Add a Contributor icon. Enter the name of a user to add. Select the user, then click Add or Add and Close.
    • To remove a team area or user, select it, then click Delete the Member icon.
    Note: The members of the access group must have read access to the project area to which the work item belongs to access that work item. If a user is a member of the access group that is listed in the Restricted Access field of a work item but does not have read access to the project area, that user cannot access that work item.
  4. Click Save to save the access group.

Results

The access group is created and is shown in the list on the Access Groups tab.

Example

In the example below, the project administrator creates an access group that consists of members of the Admin Web UI team area and two developers, Bert and Maria, from other teams.

screen capture of the Create an Access Group window with one team area and two users shown in the Members section.

What to do next

After you create an access group, you can limit read access to specific work items to members of the access group.

From within the Source Control user interfaces, you can limit access to streams, components, repository workspaces, files, and folders to members of an access group.


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