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Creating and managing user groups

A user group is a collection of related users who share common properties. Administering users as a group is more efficient than administering individual users because properties can be added, changed, or removed for all members of the group at the same time.
Users can belong to more than one group at a time. You can assign an IT policy, profiles, and apps in the management console when you create or update the settings for a user group.
If the
BlackBerry UEM
domain supports
OS (version 5.0 to 7.1) devices, you can also assign a
OS IT policy, profiles, and software configurations.
You can create two types of user groups:
  • Directory-linked groups link to groups in your company directory. Only directory user accounts can be members of a directory-linked group.
  • Local groups are created and maintained in
    BlackBerry UEM
    and can have local user accounts and directory user accounts assigned to them.
After you create user groups, you can define a group as a member of another group. When you nest a group within a user group, members of the nested group inherit the properties of the user group. You create and maintain the nesting structure in
BlackBerry UEM
and you can nest both directory-linked groups and local groups within each type of user group.