Google in the enterprise?
December 27, 2012 2:24 PM   Subscribe

Is there a way to define a group of people on which to grant a permission within Google Apps for Domains?

We're fortunate enough to have a grandfathered free account where I work with enough users in different roles that groupings are important. As best I can tell, the access controls are

1) everyone in the world
2) everyone in the organization
3) an enumerated set of people.

What I'm looking for is a shorthand for enumerated sets of people; "managers", "marketing," "developers", that sort of thing. Am I missing something, or does gApps not have this?
posted by pwnguin to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
Custom roles
posted by empath at 2:42 PM on December 27, 2012

Intriguing, but that appears to be about custom admins, rather than Google Drive objects. Apologies for not being clear.
posted by pwnguin at 5:02 PM on December 27, 2012

I don't know what you mean by google drive objects.
posted by empath at 5:06 PM on December 27, 2012

Spreadsheets. Word Documents. Presentations. Files, mainly. But potentially calendars and other gApps stuff.
posted by pwnguin at 6:27 PM on December 27, 2012

Final update from the OP:
So I finally got it figured out; Google Groups behave slightly differently than expected in Google Apps for Business. And they're slightly hidden in the admin dashboard. Just define a group, add some people to it, and when you add the address to a calendar or folder, it'll show up as a separate group icon.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 5:50 PM on June 25, 2014

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