Create Groups in OCI


Create Groups in OCI

Creating groups in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is a part of managing identity and access in your cloud environment. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to create groups in OCI:

  1. Sign in to the OCI Console:

    • Open your browser and navigate to the OCI Console login page.
    • Enter your cloud account name, and click “Next.”
    • Enter your username and password, and click “Sign In.”
  2. Navigate to Identity & Security:

    • Once you’re logged in, click on the hamburger menu (three horizontal lines) in the upper left-hand corner.
    • In the dropdown menu, select “Identity & Security,” then click on “Identity” to expand the options.
  3. Access Groups:

    • Click on “Groups” under the Identity section. This will take you to the Groups page where you can see any existing groups.
  4. Create a New Group:

    • On the Groups page, click the “Create Group” button.
    • You will need to enter a Name and Description for the group.
      • The Name must be unique within your tenancy and cannot be changed later.
      • The Description is a helpful detail that can explain the purpose or membership of the group.
  5. Assign Users to the Group:

    • After creating the group, you can assign users to it.
    • To add users, click on the name of the group you just created to view its details.
    • Click “Add User to Group” and select from the list of users in your tenancy.
    • After selecting the users, click “Add” to include them in the group.
  6. Define Policies for the Group:

    • For the group to grant access to resources, you need to create policies that specify what actions members of the group can take.
    • Navigate to the “Policies” section under the Identity category in the hamburger menu.
    • Create a new policy or edit an existing one to include statements that specify the access privileges for the new group.
  7. Review and Manage the Group:

    • Regularly review the group’s membership and policies to ensure they are up to date and follow the principle of least privilege.
    • Make changes to group memberships and policies as needed.
  8. Audit Group Activities:

    • Use the OCI Audit service to track changes and access made by the group members.
    • You can access the Audit service from the hamburger menu under “Governance & Administration.”

Remember, managing groups and access is a critical part of cloud security, so ensure that you follow best practices for identity and access management, such as the principle of least privilege, where users are granted only the access that is necessary for them to perform their job functions.

If you have specific requirements or need help with more advanced features like dynamic groups or integrating with identity providers, consulting the official OCI documentation or support may be beneficial.

Create Groups in OCI

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