GroupID 10 and above – Self-Service
As your organization grows, so does your directory. And there comes a point where you continue to provision new groups without knowing that similar groups have been created previously to serve the same purpose.
This implies a situation where almost identical groups exist in the directory; leading to redundancy and group glut.
We would like to identify similar groups in the directory as a step towards purging redundancy and keeping the directory clean.
GroupID enables you to compare groups for similarity on the basis of:
- Group type
Take an example of a distribution group (Group A) that has 3 members; A1, A2, and A3. GroupID looks at the membership of distribution groups in the directory to fetch groups that have the same members as Group A; then displays these similar groups in the Self-Service portal. The more the common members, the stronger the match.
Steps to View Similar Groups:
- Log into the Self-Service portal.
- Click Groups in the left pane.
- On the My Groups page, click the display name of a group to view which groups in the directory are similar to it.
- On the group properties page, click the Similar Groups tab.
GroupID displays six groups that have the strongest similarity to the selected group. The similarity is calculated on the basis of:
- Group type
The six similar groups are sorted in the order of strength, with the left pane displaying the strongest match at the top.
- Click a bar for a group to view similarity details.
The Similarity Details dialog box displays the common type and common members that both groups have.
GroupID Self-Service Portal Online Help