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Add Members to a Group (CornellAD Group Management)

Individuals who have access to manage CornellAD groups can add members via the console or web interface.

This article applies to: CU VPN , Group Management

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Direct and Indirect Group Membership

Groups can contain both NetIDs and other groups. This results in nested group memberships. Members of the main group are Direct members. Members of the nested groups are Indirect members.


  • Group A contains Group B and NetID xyz10 and NetID xyz22.
  • Group B contains NetID pqs660 and NetID pqs665

Direct members of Group A = Group B, NetID xyz10, NetID xyz22. Indirect members of Group A = NetID pqs660, NetID pqs665

Add Members Using the ARS Console

  1. Navigate to the OU that contains the desired group.
  2. Double-click on the group in the main console panel. A Properties dialog box for the group will open.
  3. Click the Members tab.
  4. Click Add. A Select Objects dialog box will open.
  5. In the lower text field, type the person's NetID, or all or part of their name (or the beginning of the name of a group you want to add), then click Check Names. You can enter multiple NetIDs or groups, separating them with semi-colons.
  6. Select the desired account from the list in the Select Matching Items dialog box, then click OK. (If only one account matches what you typed, that account will be displayed automatically, and you won't see the Select Matching Items dialog box.)
  7. Back on the Select Objects dialog box, repeat steps 5 and 6 for additional new members.
  8. Click OK to close the Select Objects dialog box. You should see the member listed on the Members tab of the Properties dialog box.
  9. Click OK to close the Properties dialog box.

Add Members Using the Web Interface

  1. Connect to (CU VPN required).
  2. Log in using your or your account and password. Use the ID that has privileges to manage the group.
  3. Navigate to your group using the tree: Directory Management -> Active Directory -> -> DelegatedObjects.  Or, if you know the group name, type it in the Quick Search box.
  4. From the list, select Members, and then click Add.
    Note: If you don't see the Add button, check that you used the NetID or DOCID with the proper privileges to log in. If necessary, click Logout and then log back in using the correct ID.
  5. Type the name or NetID (or group, holdingID, GuestID, TestID, or computer), then click Search. From the list, click each entry that you want to add to the group. Names you select are added to the list in the bottom half of the screen. After adding one account, you can search for another. Continue the process until all the accounts are added.
  6. Click OK.

The accounts you added will be shown as members of the group.


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