The user with administrative privileges can manage the creation of various groups corresponding to the various contributors/users of the database (e.g. in the FAO-GeoNetwork node you may find as many groups as GIS Projects that produce general geographic information in different fields of activities: Fishery, Agriculture, Land and Water, Health etc).
To create new groups you should first of all authenticate yourself and determine if you have the required administrative privileges. To log in, simply go to the homepage and enter your username and password in the top right corner fields (use admin for both username and password), then click on the login button (Figure 7.1, “Login form”).
From the Administration page displayed, select the option related to group management (Figure 7.2, “Administration page”).
To include a new group in the system, you have to apply the following logical steps:
From the Group Management page click on the button Add a new group;
Provide the information related to the new group that you are going to create;
Click on Save
Depending on the data owner settings, for each record inserted in the system, each group will have different data accessibility privileges in relation to: view of Metadata ( Publish ), data Download, Interactive Map visualization, view of your map appearing on the home page randomly (Featured), Notification when a file gets downloaded.
Below is an example of the privileges management table concerning a certain dataset (Figure 7.5, “Privilege settings”).