Groups help team admins manage users at scale

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

With our SCIM integrations, admins can also automatically sync Slab Groups with their identity system.

Creating groups

Depending on your organization's settings, you may need to be an admin to create a group. If you are unable to create a group yourself, check out how to request a group below!

To create a group:

  1. Click Groups in the left sidebar

  2. Click New group in the top right corner

  3. Give your group a name

  4. Click Create

  5. Optionally, you can add a banner image and description

Requesting a group

If you don't see the option to create a group for yourself, you can always request that a group be created:

  1. Click Groups in the left sidebar

  2. Click Request group in the top right corner

  3. Give your group a name

  4. Click Request

Your team admins will receive email notifications of your request with the option to approve it.

Editing a group

Editing a groups name, description, and banner image can all be done within the group page:

  1. Open the group page you would like to edit

  2. Click the … menu in the top-right corner

  3. Click Edit details

You are now in edit mode! You can click on the group name and description to edit them. You can also hover over the banner area to get the add/edit/remove button.

After making your changes, click Save to save all your edits or Cancel to discard them.

Deleting a group

To delete a group:

  1. Click on the group you would like to delete

  2. Click the … menu in the top right corner

  3. Click Delete group

  4. Click Delete to confirm

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, banner image)

  • Add members

  • Promote members to owners

  • Demote owners

  • Remove members from the group

Adding group members

You need to be a group owner to add members to 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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