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Creating directory-linked groups

You can create groups in 
BlackBerry UEM
 that are linked to one or more groups in your company directory. These 
BlackBerry UEM
 groups are called "directory-linked groups." Only directory user accounts can be members of a directory-linked group.
You must create directory-linked groups because 
Microsoft Intune
 app protection profiles can be assigned only to directory-linked groups. The directory-linked group must be a security group in 
Microsoft Active Directory
. If the group is a distribution group, users won't have the appropriate permissions and cannot log in after the 
BRIDGE
 app is installed on their device. For more information on 
Microsoft Intune
 app protection profiles, see Managing apps protected by Microsoft Intune
At a scheduled interval, 
BlackBerry UEM
 automatically synchronizes the membership of a directory-linked group with its associated company directory group or groups. Users that were added or removed from the company directory group are added or removed from the directory-linked group.
When users are moved into a company directory group that is linked to a directory-linked group, they are assigned the policies, profiles, and apps that are assigned to the group. When users are removed from a company directory group that is linked to a directory-linked group, the policies, profiles, and app are removed from the user.
Each directory-linked group can link to only a single company directory. For example, if 
BlackBerry UEM
 has two 
Microsoft Active Directory
 connections (A and B), and you create a directory-linked group that is linked to connection A, you can link only to directory groups from connection A. You must create new directory linked groups for any other directory connections.
Synchronizing directory-linked groups does not add or delete users in 
BlackBerry UEM
. To allow 
BlackBerry UEM
 to create user accounts when new company directory users are created, you must enable and configure onboarding. For more information, see "Enabling onboarding" in the Configuration content.