Applies To:

GroupID 8 and above – Self-Service

Business Scenario:

We would like to set 'semi-private' as the default security type on the Create Group wizard in the Self-Service portal.

More Information:

We can set any group security type as default while still allowing users to select another security type when they create new groups using the Self-Service portal. We can also enforce a security type.


  1. In GroupID Management Console, select Self-Service > Portals > [Required portal] > Designs > [Required identity store].
  2. On the Create Object tab, select Group from the Select Directory Object drop-down list.
  3. In the Name list, select General and click Edit.
  4. On the Edit Design Category dialog box, select Security and click Edit.

  5. On the Edit Field dialog box, click the Advanced options link.

  6. Select Semi Private: Owner Must Approve from the Default Value drop-down list.

    • If you want to enforce the semi-private security type, select the Is Read-Only check box. On the Create Group wizard in the Self-Service portal, the Security drop-down list would be disabled while displaying the default value.

    • Alternatively, if you want to hide the Security drop-down list from a specific role, select the Administrator or Helpdesk role from the Visibility Role drop-down list. The Security drop-down list would be visible to users of the selected role and to roles with a priority value higher than the selected role. It would be hidden from all roles with a lesser priority value.

  7. Click OK to close the dialog boxes and then save the changes.


GroupID Online Help topic: Customize Create Object wizards

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