Managing Group and List Membership and Ownership
To manage the membership of groups and user lists, you can use the following dialogs:
- User Properties dialog
- Group Properties dialog
- User List Properties dialog
- User / Group Management dialog
It is mostly a matter of preference which dialog you use, but the User / Group Management dialog is intended to be "everything you need" all in one place.
As far as who can be a member of what:
You can also make a user an owner of a group or user list. A user does not need to be a member of a group or user list to be an owner of it. Each group or user list can have multiple owners. A user list can also be an owner of a group, another user list, or even itself. Owners have a star icon next to their name in the User / Group Management dialog. When a user list is an owner of an object, the members in that user list become owners of that object by inheritance, and are referred to as inherited owners. Inherited owners have the star icon, plus their normal user icon displays with a down-arrow, to denote that ownership is inherited.
When working in ProjectWise Administrator, any member of the Administrator group, or any member of the Restricted Administrator group with access to either the Groups node or the User Lists node, can manage the membership and ownership of any group or user list.
The User / Group Management dialog is also available in ProjectWise Explorer. The dialog is the same, however to manage the membership and/or ownership of a particular group or user list in ProjectWise Explorer, the user you are logged in as must be an owner of the group or user list you want to manage. For any group of which you are an owner, you can add users to the group, and you can also add other users as owners of the group. For any user list of which you are an owner, you can add users, groups, and other user lists to the user list, and you can also make other users owners of the user list. When adding a group or a user list to another user list, you must be owner the group or user list you are adding, and the user list you are adding it to.