Appian users can be organized into various groups. Groups can contain users or other groups as members. There are three types of membership: direct addition as a member, indirect addition by being a member of a subgroup, or addition by a membership rule.
Groups can be further organized into group types. Group types allow you to classify your groups into different categories. A group type can also be configured to ask for or require additional information for all new groups created for the type.
See also: Group Management
All designers can create groups in Appian Designer. These groups may be of the Custom group type or any user-defined group type.
For information about group security, see Configuring Security for Groups.
To create a group:
An administrator for a group is (by default) also an administrator for all of its sub-groups. An administrator of a group is not an administrator of its parent group. On the other hand, any member of a group is also made a member of its parent group. Administration descends the group hierarchy. Membership ascends it.
In Appian, a group can be referenced in expressions using its ID number or sometimes UUID number. These numbers are displayed on the group's Properties dialog.
To view these numbers for a group, view the group's properties by doing the following:
Conversely, Appian Designer enables searching objects by their ID or UUID. Additionally, designers can use a rule to convert the group name to its ID number.