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Groups Overview

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In WebEOC, group profiles provide a quick and easy method of assigning access privileges to incidents, boards, plugins, links, and menus. These group permissions are normally based on the duties performed, positions assumed, and information required during the course of an incident. Each user in WebEOC is assigned to a position that can then be assigned to a group. Because group privileges also determine the options displayed in the control panel (such as boards, links, menus, and plugins), even single-user positions must be assigned to a group.


In addition to defining the contents of the control panel, a group profile provides an additional method to set up, apply, and manage user permissions, which are then applied to the positions assigned to the group. When a position is assigned to two or more groups with differing permissions, the users assigned to that position inherit the combined, least restrictive set of privileges.

Organizational groups allow system administrators to establish a local process for creating, reviewing, assigning, and tracking mission and task requests in WebEOC. Members of these internal organizational groups can be assigned process permissions that give them task assignment and/or requesting capabilities. Since administrators can place limits on whom the user can task, what the user can do, and what they can view, setting up organizational groups can eliminate structural miscommunication and duplication of tasks.

Permissions for a user are also determined by the administrator profiles to which they belong. Users assigned to multiple groups and administrator profiles have the least restrictive permissions from each. If a user needs some administrative privileges, but not all, specific administrative permissions can be configured for the user through the Admin Profiles Manager.

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