Creating Teams for Advanced Site Membership Management
Teams allow site administrators a greater degree of flexibility than was possible using just user groups and roles. They allow site administrators to create various sets of users and permissions for site-specific functions. Teams are the preferred method for collecting permissions within a single site.
If you create a team for one site, the permissions defined for it are not available to any other sites. In contrast, if you assigned a custom role to a user group, the role would be available portal-wide even though the specific permissions defined by it would only apply within the scope of a designated site. Furthermore, team members, unlike user group members, are guaranteed to be members of the desired site.
To create a team within a site, first navigate to the Site Administration page of your site and select Users → Site Teams. It’s important to note that configuring other site membership groupings, such as Users, Organizations, and User Groups can be found in the Site Memberships portlet, which is also located in the Users tab. You can visit the Management chapter for more information on how these site memberships. Finally, click the Add Team button.
Figure 3.26: Creating teams within your site helps your users demonstrate teamwork and collaboration.
After you’ve clicked the Add Team button and entered a name and a description, click Save. Your new team will appear in the list. To add members, simply click on Actions → Assign Members.
Permission management for teams is configured by navigating to Actions → Permissions for your individual site. Setting permissions for the team assigns every member of the team with equal permissions. Only administrators with the ability to edit/manage the team have the ability to manage team permissions.
That’s it! Now your team is ready to perform their functions. Next, let’s look at how to configure Liferay for mobile devices.