Creating a group with the Web Administrator
Create groups from the Web Administrator, just as you would from the Domino Administrator.

1. Make sure that you have Editor access or Author access with the GroupCreator role in the Domino Directory.

2. From the Web Administrator, click the People & Groups tab.

3. Select Domino Directories, and then select Groups.

4. Click Add Group.

5. Complete these fields on the Basics tab:
Group nameEnter a name for the group, using any of these characters: A - Z, 0 - 9, & - . _ ' (ampersand, dash, period, space, underscore, and apostrophe) for the name. A group name can be a maximum of 62 characters in length. For easier administration, use a name without spaces. Do not use a name that is in use as the name of an organizational unit in the hierarchical name scheme.

Note Do not create group names containing a / (slash) unless you are working in a hosted environment. Using the / in group names in a non-hosted environment causes confusion with hierarchical naming schemes. Hierarchical names are required in a hosted environment.

Group typeSelect a group type. The group type specifies the purpose of the group and determines the views in the Domino Directory where the group name appears. For example, mailing list groups appear in the Mail Users view, and access control groups appear in the Access Control view. Using specific group types improves performance by reducing the size of view indexes in the Domino Directory.
  • Multi-purpose - Use for a group that has multiple purposes -- for example, mail, ACLs, and so on. This is the default.
  • Access Control List only - Use for server and database access authentication only
  • Mail only - Use for mailing list groups
  • Servers only - Use in Connection documents and in the Domino Administration client's domain bookmarks for grouping
  • Deny List only - Use to control access to servers. Typically used to prevent terminated employees from accessing servers, but this type of group can be used to prevent any user from accessing particular servers. The Administration Process cannot delete any member of the group.
Category(Optional) Choose a Category if you have created any. Use the category field to categorize groups in any way that you need to.
Description(Optional) Enter a description of the group in the Description field.
Mail DomainEnter the Domino domain in which this group's mail address will reside in the Mail Domain field.
Internet addressEnter the Internet e-mail address for this group in the Internet Address field.
MembersClick the arrow to the right of the Members field, select users, servers, or groups to add, click Add, and then click OK.
6. (Optional) Click the Comments tab and enter comments as desired.

7. Click the Administrator tab and complete these fields as necessary.
OwnersAdd an owner name or modify the list of group owners.
AdministratorsAdd an administrator name or modify the list of group administrators.
Allow foreign directory synchronizationChoose one:
  • Yes - To allow synchronization between a post office directory, such as the cc:Mail post office directory or a Microsoft Exchange Address Book, and the Domino Directory
  • No - To prevent synchronization between a post office directory, such as the cc:Mail post office directory or a Microsoft Exchange Address Book, and the Domino Directory
Last modified
  • Non-modifiable field. Provides the hierarchical name of the last administrator that made changes to the Group document.
8. Click Save and Close.

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