Groups management rebooted

By on September 2, 2015

We introduced a new way to manage teams in 2011 called groups. Groups allow you to administer your team members and provide access to specific repositories. The feedback from our users was that the groups management UI is not optimal. We listened, and we completely revamped groups management.

The new groups list makes it easier to find the most important information. You can see which groups can manage the team and how many members and repositories are in each group. You can also add new team members directly from this page to multiple groups:

groups_list

The group details page now has a better display of which permissions are set for the group, with descriptions to state exactly how that permission is used. We’ve also added a list of all the repositories the group can access. The entire page has been designed with efficiency in mind and makes it much easier for large teams to manage group members:

groups_details

This implementation also fixes some performance issues that were affecting customers managing groups with very large numbers of repositories. Please leave a comment if you have any specific feedback about groups management.

3 Comments

  • Jeff L
    Posted September 14, 2015 at 6:19 am | Permalink

    On my “Plan Details” page, under people with Direct Access, when I click “View Repositories” it STILL DOES NOTHING.

    FOR YEARS, IT’S DONE NOTHING.

    I NEED TO BE ABLE TO SEE WHAT REPOSITORIES OUR CONTRACTORS HAVE ACCESS TO.

    Thanks for your consideration.

    • Jens Schumacher
      Posted September 25, 2015 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

      Thanks for the feedback Jeff. The plan details page certainly needs an overhaul. It’s on our list of things to improve.

  • Jeff L
    Posted September 14, 2015 at 6:23 am | Permalink

    Also, this change to groups makes it much harder to remove access for people. I know need to click into every group to search for people when I need to remove access, instead of just searching the page as before.

    Would be excellent to have a page that lists everyone across groups, and shows which groups they are in.