Groups enable team admins to manage groups of users at scale. With our SCIM integrations, admins can automatically sync Slab Groups with their identity system.

Groups can be used to showcase teams. They can also make permission management easier since a group can be a topic member.

Creating groups

Admins can create groups directly in Slab:

  1. Click Groups in the left sidebar

  2. Click New group in the top right corner of the all groups page

You can then name the group and add a description. (Pro tip: hit / to use rich-text formatting!)

Editing group settings

To edit a group's basic settings, such as the group name and description:

  1. Go to the group page

  2. Click the … menu in the top right corner

  3. Click Edit group

From there, you can edit or even delete the group.

Cover images

Create an inviting atmosphere for your group by adding a cover image! Upload your own or choose from the various images offered in our Library.

To add a cover image:

  1. Go to the group page

  2. Click the … menu in the top right corner

  3. Click Add cover image or Edit cover image

  4. Choose an image from our pre-selected Library or click the upload tab to upload your own image

Once your cover image is added, you can drag the photo and scroll to zoom if you want to highlight a specific area of your photo, and then click Save.

Group membership

Group roles

Two roles are assigned to users of a group: owners and members. When an admin creates a group, they become an owner. Teammates that are added to the group are members by default.

Owners have the following additional permissions:

  • Edit the group details (Name, description, cover image)

  • Add members

  • Promote members to Owners

  • Demote members

  • Remove members from the group

Adding group members

You need to be a group owner to add members to add a group.

  1. Go to the group page

  2. Click the Add member button

  3. Search then select the user or group you want to add to the group

Note that it's possible to add another group as a member. This allows a group hierarchy. Child groups' members are treated the same as the direct members of the parent group.

Requesting membership

Teammates can request membership to join a group. The request is sent to the group owner for approval.

To request membership:

  1. Go to the group page

  2. Click Request membership in the top-right corner

Promoting or demoting a member:

  1. Click Groups in the sidebar

  2. Click the relevant group

  3. Hover over the member and click the … menu

  4. Click Promote to owner or Demote to member

Leaving a group

You can leave a group following those steps:

  1. Go to the group you want to leave

  2. Click the … menu in the top right corner of the group page

  3. Click Leave group

Groups as topic members

Adding a group to a topic allows all the members in the group to view the topic's content. Depending on the permission setting of the topic, they may be able to edit it as well.

To add a group to a topic:

  1. Go to the topic page

  2. Click the … menu in the top right corner

  3. Click View members

  4. Use the input at the bottom right corner to search and select the group

Topic owners can promote a group to owner, turning all the members in a group into topic owners.

Group sync

Slab supports group sync through SCIM. Existing groups in Okta and OneLogin can be automatically pushed to your Slab account and sync all the members. For more information about how it works with our Okta and OneLogin Integration, refer to the articles below:

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