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whant is the difference between role and group?

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in fact. a group means the a special role that have no any assigned functions

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former_member200748
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Hi Kang

IS your problem solved? If so then please close the thread.

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Priya

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Hi ,

Role is a Content Template that consists of one or more Worksets.

Workset is a collection of Pages .

Pages r collection of Iviews

Iview ia a content provider.

REgards,

J

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thanks, but the what about Group?

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thank! but I want to know what is the difference between role and group?

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Imagine a Group as your project team say Team A. Team A can have many roles in the Portal such as <b>user_admin</b>, <b>content_admin</b>, and <b>system_admin</b> roles. Project members (SAP Portal users) assigned to Team A will be automatically assigned with all the roles in the Group. Therefore, instead of assigning those roles to user individually, you can configure them in a group to save future maintenance nightmare.

Hope this explains what the difference between Group and Role.

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former_member200748
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Hi Kang

The difference betwen Roles and Groups:

<b>Roles</b>

Roles are the largest semantic unit within the content objects. A role is a folder hierarchy comprising other content objects (worksets, pages, iViews). The contents of a role are based on the company structure and information requirements of the users of a company. Roles are assigned to users. This means that users can only access the content that is relevant for them if they have the appropriate role.

<b>Groups</b>

Groups contain users falling under the same catagory. For example let's say that you have a set of roles, <b>role x</b> and <b>role y</b>. You have to assign <b>role x</b> to users of <b>type a</b> (let these be users who can only view your portal and cannot make changes) and <b>role y</b> to users of <b>type b</b> (let these users be administrators). Then you can add the users of <b>type a</b> to a group and assign the <b>role x</b> to them. Similarly you can add the users of <b>type b</b> to another group and assign the <b>role y</b> to them. This rids you of the task of having to assign the two roles to each user type individually.

Hope you got the difference now.

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Priya

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Hi ,

Worksets are nothing but Groups ...

Foe Example your company may cateogarize different activities ...

Employee Activitites ,

Manager activities ,

Admn Activities ..

These are called Worksets .

That is ) Employee can't do admn activity.

Suppose if your Super user needs all the 3 worksets ,

and the supervisor needs first 2 .

So u can create 2 roles ,one for super user and one for supervisor .

I hope now u understood .

Rgds ,

J

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Group is nothing but a logical grouping of users, who share common job profile(in portal: they will need similar information access). for example: Active Employee group, Contract employee group etc.

Role dictates the information(iviews etc) which will be accessible to user.