eDirectory groups and organizational roles are general eDirectory objects that can be created to facilitate easier administration of eDirectory users who have common needs or who share a common role or responsibility.
If you have eDirectory groups or organizational roles that you want GroupWise users to be able to address messages to, you need to make them available in your GroupWise system. When doing so, you can choose the groups and roles that you want available, and choose which users they are available to.
If a group or role contains both eDirectory users with GroupWise accounts and eDirectory users without GroupWise accounts, only those users with GroupWise accounts receive messages addressed to the group or role.
As mentioned previously, Group and Organizational Role objects are not specific to GroupWise. For information about creating these objects, see your eDirectory documentation.
The name given to the Group object or Organizational Role object becomes the name by which it is displayed in the GroupWise Address Book when you make it available. You make a group or role available in your GroupWise system by assigning it to a post office. This ensures that the group or role has a standard GroupWise address (name.post_office.domain). Regardless of the post office where the group or role is assigned, all GroupWise users can use it when addressing a message.
You can determine which users see the group or role in the Address Book. System visibility enables all users in your GroupWise system to see the group or role. Domain visibility enables all users in the distribution list’s domain to see the group or role. Post Office visibility enables all users in the distribution list’s post office to see the group or role. Setting the visibility level tomeans that no users can see the group or role in the Address Book.
Users who cannot see the group or role in the Address Book can still use it by typing the name in the To field of the message.
For details about eDirectory groups and organizational roles, see Section 19.0, Using eDirectory Groups as GroupWise Distribution Lists and Section 20.0, Using eDirectory Organizational Roles as GroupWise Distribution Lists.