Introducing Groups

In today's release, we are rolling out something we're very excited about: Groups.

The "Groups" section of the CPM app lets you manage devices and users into nested structures that convey permissions and organizations.
• Group end-users and devices to easily configure permissions and ownership
• Logically organize deployments of devices into a hierarchical structure

In this release, you’ll find that the old “Organizations” section of the app has been replaced with the new “Groups” section. Under the hood, we are still using the exact same “organizations” provided by our Blueprint service, but we feel calling this feature “Groups” in CPM better explains what you can do with it.

Search all groups

When you first hit “All Groups” you are presented with this view. The two sections here are “Top-Level Groups”, groups which are the top of your permission structure, and devices not in any group. When you click on a group or a device, you’ll go to that entity’s details page.

From the all groups page, you can search for a group by name or ID. When it comes to searching by name, you can type in a portion of a group’s name and see which groups match.

Navigate through group hierarchies

When examining a group’s details, you’ll see five main elements on the page to help you get a good overview of all aspects of a group.

  • Breadcrumbs that show you where this group sits in your overall hierarchy
  • Sub-groups, or the the groups that are children of this group (notice the counts of sub-groups, end-users, and devices in each)
  • Details, listing all of this device's fields (metadata)
  • End-users in this group
  • Devices in this group

Changelog

added
Added hierarchy navigation to "Groups", to allow exploring the full permission tree of your org
improved
"Organizations" are now called "Groups" for clarity across the UI (the API still uses the term "organization")