The behavior that users see when accessing places through membership in an external group can be different than when accessing places through individual membership.
On IBM® AIX® servers, a maximum of 150 users from one group can be logged into a place simultaneously through the group membership. The server will not respond if that maximum is exceeded.
Table 1 summarizes the differences users see when accessing places through external group membership.
Table 1. Behavior differences when accessing places through membership in external groups
|Feature||User experience when accessed through external group membership|
|Current user link||Link shows the member's name rather than the group name. There is no member profile available through the link.|
|Editor access ||When a member of a group edits a page, other members of the group do not see the status of the page as checked out.|
|Members list||Members list shows the group name rather than the names of the members. |
|Member profile||Member profile for the group shows the group name. Members of the group do not have profiles, unless they also have access through individual membership.|
|Page author||Page author shows the members of a group rather than the group name.|
|Search pages by author||You can search by member of a group, not by group name.|
|Place invitations ||A place invitation is sent to each member of a group.|
|Notifications||A page notification shows the e-mail address of the member of the group who sent it. The sender can send to the group name or can select specific members to send to. Ability to select specific members is controlled through the qpconfig.xml file.|
|What's new e-mails and calendar event subscriptions||Members of a group cannot receive what's new e-mails or calendar event subscriptions because they do not have profiles in which to set the preferences to receive them.|
|Form workflow: editor-in-chief approval cycle||Members of groups cannot submit or approve workflow pages because they don't have a required Member profile.|
|Custom member lookup interface controlled through the qpconfig.xml file (when IBM Lotus® Quickr™ controls directory services)||Customizations to the member lookup interface do not apply to groups.|
|IBM Lotus Sametime® awareness||Awareness is not available for members of a group from the Members Online window, but is available elsewhere in the context of a place. |
|Work offline||Members of groups cannot work offline.|
Parent topic: User directories