User groups allow to group users both for organizational purposes and for assigning permissions to data. Permissions to monitoring data of host groups are assigned to user groups, not individual users.
It may often make sense to separate what information is available for one group of users and what - for another. This can be accomplished by grouping users and then assigning varied permissions to host groups.
A user can belong to any amount of groups.
To configure a user group:
The User group tab contains general group attributes:
|Group name||Unique group name.|
|Users||The In group block contains a listing of the members of this group.
To add users to the group select them in the Other groups block and click on <<.
|Frontend access||How the users of the group are authenticated.
System default - use default authentication
Internal - use Zabbix authentication. Ignored if HTTP authentication is set
Disabled - access to Zabbix GUI is forbidden
|Enabled||Status of user group and group members.
Checked - user group and users are enabled
Unchecked - user group and users are disabled
|Debug mode||Mark this checkbox to activate debug mode for the users.|
The Permissions tab allows you to specify user group access to host group (and thereby host) data:
Current permissions to host groups are displayed in the Permissions block.
If current permissions of the host group are inherited by all nested host groups, that is indicated by the including subgroups text in the parenthesis after the host group name. (Note that in versions 3.2.0, 3.2.1 the same is expressed by a forward slash and asterisk '/*' after a host group name.)
You may change the level of access to a host group:
Use the selection field below to select host groups and the level of access to them (note that selecting None will remove host group from the list if the group is already in the list). If you wish to include nested host groups, mark the Include subgroups checkbox. This field is auto-complete so starting to type the name of a host group will offer a dropdown of matching groups. If you wish to see all host groups, click on Select.
A user may belong to any number of user groups. These groups may have different access permissions to hosts.
Therefore, it is important to know what hosts an unprivileged user will be able to access as a result. For example, let us consider how access to host X (in Hostgroup 1) will be affected in various situations for a user who is in user groups A and B.
“Read-write” permissions have precedence over “Read” permissions starting with Zabbix 2.2.