Group Properties

The Group properties dialog box is available for every group in the Server Manager. You can access the group properties either by double- or right-clicking a group in the Groups area.

Administrators can edit the groups in the user properties dialog window. The following tabs are available here:

  • General
  • Members

The content of both tabs is explained below.


In the General tab you can define the following settings:

  • Name: Enter the name of a group.
  • Type: Displays the type of group, fore xample an Active Directory or standard group if the latter was created manually in the Password Depot Server Manager.
  • Description: Optionally, you can add a group description. If a group has been imported from Active Directory or Azure AD, the group description will also be imported into the Server Manager, too.

You can disable an existing group in the Server Manager by checking the Disabled box at the bottom on the left. Uncheck it to activate the corresponding group again (if disabled). This way you can disable server groups temporarily, for example, if you do not want to permanently delete them but also do not need them for some time. You can easily activate a group again by removing the checkmark and thus, enable it again in the Server Manager if required.


In the Members tab you can do the following:

  • See the members of a group
  • Add new members to a group
  • Remove members from a group

The members of a group

You can see all members of a group in the Members tab of the group properties. The following information about the members is displayed here:

  • Account: Displays a member's user account (= the member's username). 
  • Type: You can see here if group members have been assigned additional server roles in the Server Manager, for example Database or Account Administrator. You can find out more about the server roles here.
  • Full name: Displays a member's full name as it was entered in the user properties.
  • Department: Displays a member's department provided it has been added to the Server Manager.
  • Description: If you added a user description in the user properties it will be displayed here, too. If a group member has been imported from Active Directory or Azure AD, the user description will be imported too and displayed here in the Members tab.

Add new members to a group

Click the Add users button to add new users to a group.

  • Add users: If you select this option, the dialog window Users will open. Afterwards you can see all users available on the server. You can select single users and click OK to add them as members to the corresponding group.

NOTE: You can also highlight multiple users in order to add them to a group at the same time. Besides, the dialog window Users also contains a search box. Enter a username to start searching for individual users you would like to add to the group.

  • Add users by Department: If your users have been assigned different departments (you can check that in the General tab of the user properties), you can also add new users to groups by department. In the Add users by Department dialog window you can select the desired department first. On the left, you can see the Department members in the Group box. It displays all the department members of the selected department who have already been added as members to the corresponding group. On the right, you can see the Other Department members box. It displays all other department members. Those users also belong to the selected department but have not been added as group members to the corresponding group (yet).

Remove members from a group

Use the Delete button to remove single users from a group. 

NOTE: Users who have been removed from a server group will not be automatically removed from the Server Manager too. Removing a member from a group does only mean that he is not a part or member of the corresponding gropu anymore. However, this user will then still be available in the Server Manager though and count as active user.