Create location-based groups by editing groups.xml

To support location-based groups, a new optional element <locations> should be added as a child to the <group> element in the groups.xml file. The <locations> element contains the list of locations that are mapped to a group.

To create location-based groups through the groups.xml file:

  1. Open the TEXTML Server Java Console or the TEXTML Server Administration perspective in the DITA CMS.
  2. Connect to the server and the Content Store that you want to manage.
  3. Expand the Content Store's Repository node and browse to /system/conf/ to locate the groups.xml file.
  4. Right-click groups.xml and select Check Out.
  5. Open the file in an XML editor.
  6. Under <groups>, enter the <locations> element, along with a list of location names to any group of your preference. For example:
    <groups>
    	<group name="System Administrators"/>
    	<group name="Guests"/>
    	<group name="Everyone"/>
    	<group name="Content Reviewers"/>
    		<locations>
    			<location name="Ixiasoft Montreal">
    			<location name="Ixiasoft Toronto">
    		</locations>
    	</group>
    </groups>
    

    The above example shows that all users in Ixiasoft Montreal and Ixiasoft Toronto have access to the role of Content Reviewers.

  7. Save, close, and check in the groups.xml file.