User group

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A user group is the grouping of several users of an IT application with the aim of managing their authorizations for the use of individual functions of the software in a structured manner.

In the case of complex IT systems in particular, a standardized allocation of usage rights to users is important in order to be able to map work processes and business logics. It is often possible and useful for a user to belong to several user groups. The connection between the information technology concept of the user groups and the practical-organizational level is established by the concept of function- oriented user roles .

The consistent application of user groups and the rights associated with them also prevents misuse.

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