Using Groups for Email/Website Access/File Permissions
Send Email to a MyGroups Group
Send email to all the members of a MyGroups group by addressing your message to email@example.com where “groupname” in the examples shown is replaced by the actual name of the group.
Email can be sent to the administrators of a group by addressing the email message to firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: Some MyGroups groups may have very large memberships. The University policy on mass email communications applies to electronic communications sent to large subsets of the University population using MyGroups groups.
Authorize Access to Websites
MyGroups can be used to control access to websites using .htaccess files and NetBadge.
- Sample .htaccess files used with NetBadge to authorize MyGroups group website access
- ITS's .htaccess documentation
Manage File Permissions
MyGroups are automatically made available as UNIX groups on ITS-maintained UNIX platforms, such as your Home Directory or departmental websites hosted on any of the ITS UNIX Web clusters. Thus, you may use the group to grant permissions to view or edit files you own to an entire group of people at once.
- If you want to depend on using a MyGroups groupname in the UNIX environment, we recommend limiting the name of your group to eight (8) characters. See the Administrator's Guide to MyGroups UNIX Limitations for more details.
- ITS's UNIX permissions documentation