Cloning a group

You can create new groups more quickly by cloning an existing group.

Before you begin


  1. Select Access Control > Groups.

    screenshot for the Access Control > Groups page
  2. Select the group you want to clone.
    If your system includes more than 20 items, you can specify how many rows are shown on each page at one time. You can then use your browser's find feature to search for a specific item in the currently displayed rows.
  3. Click Clone.
  4. For the group's type, select Local to create a local group, or select Federated to import a group from the previously configured identity source.
    Attention: If single sign-on (SSO) is enabled for your StorageGRID system, users belonging to local groups will not be able to sign in to the Tenant Manager, although they can use client applications to manage the tenant's resources, based on group permissions.
  5. Enter the group's name.
    If you selected... Enter...
    Local Both a display name and a unique name for this group. You can edit the display name later.
    Federated The unique name of the federated group.
    Note: For Active Directory, the unique name is the name associated with the sAMAccountName attribute. For OpenLDAP, the unique name is the name associated with the uid attribute.
  6. Assign permissions to this group.
  7. If you are cloning a group for an S3 tenant, optionally select a different option from the Group Policy drop-down.
  8. If you selected a custom policy, update the JSON string as required.
  9. Click Save.

    New group policies might take up to 15 minutes to take effect because of caching.