Managing Groups

Users and Groups are managed from the Admin area, under the Users tab. The Users tab contains three sub-tabs: Users, Groups, and Chart View

To open the Groups list, click on the Groups sub-tab button under the Users tab.

Groups List Overview

When viewing the Groups List, the following is shown:

Selection checkbox: The checkboxes on the the left side of the user may be used to multi-select groups to delete

Name: The group name. Click on the name to view group details.

Enabled: Whether a group is enabled

Users: The number of users associated with the group

Processing: While group edits are being processed, an indicator will show under the processing column until changes have been propagated throughout the instance

Custom Nav: Whether a group has a custom navigation enabled

Gear Icon (Action Menu): Right Click on the gear icon (or anywhere on the user row) to open the action menu for the group

View Options:

Items per page

Select the "items per page" filter to limit the number of groups displayed at one time. Any additional users will be displayed on following pages.

Filter the list for a specific group name by typing all or part of the name in the search box.


Sort columns into ascending/descending order by clicking on the column header for any column with an up/down arrow (⇅)

Groups Permissions Overview

ProVision administrators can also create permission groups to assign users under. This allows more control over user roles.

A Group has four elements associated with it: 

Users: The Users that are assigned to the group, and will be limited by the selected permissions.

Resources: Resources access may be set to Global TLR (applies to all resources), or to the level of individually selected resources. 

Functional Area: The ProVision functional area (IPAM, Resources, Peering, etc) for the selected resource(s) that permissions are set under. 

Permission Level: Create, Read, Update, and Delete (C/R/U/D) permissions may be set under each functional area for each resource selected. 

In the example above, the group “MyGroup” allows the users Bob Smith and Jane Doe to only read IPAM and DNS data for the Resource  “Awesome Co”.

Through the use of these four elements, Groups can create permissions structures that are as flexible as you need. 

Default Groups

Two default groups are available initially in ProVision:

  • Global Admin (may not be edited or deleted)
  • Global Read-Only (may not be edited or deleted)

These Global groups allow for access to the entire ProVision platform. You may add additional Global groups by creating a new group using the TLR (Top Level Resource). You may also add detailed resource level group permissions by selected individual resources.

For more detail on top-level and resource permissions, see Global Permissions and Resource Permissions.

Overlapping group and user permissions

Permissions are inherited based on the hierarchy of the objects, unless you specify a different permission!

Working with Groups

Create a Group

New groups can be created by administrators by clicking the green "Create Group" button at the upper right of the Groups page.

The following fields are available to use:

Group Name: Enter in the desired group name

External ID: External Group name / ID for correlating ProVision's Group Name with external servers (such as SAML / Azure) that have a non-customizable group ID

Enable Toggle: Toggle on/off to enable or disable the group

Comments: Freeform text comments on the group

Add in the name of the new group, at minimum, and any other desired fields.

Set the permissions for that group by selecting the resource(s) from the Resource lookup dropdown menu, and clicking the "Add resource" button.

The Resource will be added to the permissions list, where you may select the functional areas and specific C/R/U/D permission that you want accessible for each area

You may select all C/R/U/D permissions by clicking the checkbox in the upper corner of a permissions box you can select all the checkboxes in that section. 

To delete a Resource from the permissions list, simply click the "x" icon in the upper right corner.

Click "Save" when done.

In the example below, we make a group called "Some Example Group", whose users we want to be able to access two resources: An Example Resource, and An Example Resource 2.

These users will be working extensively in IPAM and Resources, so we give them full access to those areas of ProVision. However, we also want them to view other information, but not edit it. We then check the "R" column under Peer and User. 

Click "Save" when complete.

After adding the group, you can add users to the group by selecting the group when editing a user account or from the "Manage Users" section when editing a group.

Edit a Group

To edit a group's information click on the Action Menu (gear icon) for the group and select "Group Details" or click on the group name.

This will bring up the Edit Group screen. From here you can edit the group name or comment, add or remove users from a group, or change resource permissions for the group. 

Remember to hit "Save" when done.

Manage Group Users

To add or remove users from the Group Details page, click the "Manage Users" button in the Group Users section.

Select a user from the dropdown and click "Add user to group".

The selected user will then appear on the list of users below. You may remove a user by clicking the delete icon.

Users added to a group are listed in the Group Users section. Click the arrow next to a user name to go to the User Details screen.

Delete a Group

To remove a group from the Groups list, click on the Action Menu (gear icon) for the user and select the "Delete group" option. 

You may also delete a group from the Group Details page by clicking the "Delete group" button at the bottom left of the page.

You may also select more than one group to delete.

To do so, select the checkboxes for the desired groups, then under the "Actions" menu at the top of the list, select "Delete selected groups".

Note: Users cannot edit or delete permissions for the Group to which they currently belong, unless they are also a member of the default Global Admin Group.

Customize Group Navigation

Admins can select which tabs and subtabs are viewable to users based on their assigned user groups. From the Group Details page, select "Custom navigation options" at upper right.

Enable the custom navigation selector and a menu of navigation links will appear. Use the eye icons to hide links from view of users in the group. For example, this group has no Peering permissions (as seen in the above image). Via custom navigation options you can simply hide the entire Peering tab from view for this group of users.

Use the eye icon to enable a tab again or use the "Reset custom navigation" button to reset the whole menu and start again.

Remember, if users are part of multiple groups, they may still see tabs hidden from only one of the groups to which they belong.

Custom navigation only controls visibility. User permissions are set through the permissions module in the "Group date and permissions" section of Group Details. Using a custom navigation setting does not confer or deny any additional permissions.

Additional Information

For more information on Users and Groups, see the following areas: