Create Group (Active Directory) activity

An activity that creates a new group in Active Directory.



Configure the Create Group activity

To configure the Create Group activity, do the procedure in this topic.

Good to Know

  • In most text fields, you can use process data variables as an alternative to literal data values.
  • You can configure whether this activity waits for other activities before it runs.

    For more information, refer to How Do I Configure an Activity to Wait for Other Incoming Activities?

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How to Start

  1. On the Application Explorer screen, do one of these:
  2. Do one of these:
    • Add an activity:
      1. In the Process Builder, in the Activity Library, open the Active Directory Active Directory icon tab.
      2. On the Active Directory Active Directory icon tab, drag the Create Group (Active Directory) Create Group icon activity onto your process.
    • Change an activity:
      1. In your process, double-click your activity.

Procedure

  1. Complete the fields on the General Configuration screen.

    For more information, refer to Configure General Options for a System Activity.

  2. Click Create Group Create Group icon.
  3. Complete the fields on the Create Group Configuration screen.

    For more information, refer to Create a Group in Active Directory.

  4. (Optional) Click Advanced Advanced icon > E-mail Notifications E-mail Notifications icon.

    For more information, refer to Configure E-mail Notifications for Any Activity.

General Configuration

Specifies the common information for a system activity.

Screen



Fields

Field Name Definition

Display Name

Function:
Specifies the activity name that shows in your process.
Accepted Values:
One line of text that can have spaces.
Default Value:
None
Accepts Process Data Variables:
No
Example:
Refer to:

Description

Function:
Specifies an optional text description for your activity.
Accepted Values:
More than one line of text.
Default Value:
None
Accepts Process Data Variables:
No

Create Group Configuration

Specifies the information to create a group in Active Directory.

Screen



Fields

Field Name Definition

Active Directory

Function:
Specifies the access token that connects to your Active Directory.
Accepted Values:
A list of access tokens configured for your environment.
Default Value:
None
Accepts Process Data Variables:
No

Add Token Add Token icon

Opens this Screen:
Access Token for Active Directory
Function of this Screen:
Configure an access token to connect to Active Directory.

Group Name

Function:
Specifies the name of your group.
Accepted Values:
One line of text that can have spaces.

Within the domain, you can not have more than one instance of the same group. Once the group is added, it can not be changed.

Default Value:
None
Accepts Process Data Variables:
Yes

Group Name (Pre-Windows 2000)

Function:
Specifies the log name of the account. This field can be modified after it has been created.
Accepted Values:
A group name.
Default Value:
None
Accepts Process Data Variables:
Yes

E-mail ID

Function:
Specifies the e-mail address of the group.
Accepted Values:
A valid email address.
Default Value:
None
Accepts Process Data Variables:
Yes

Group Scope

Function:
Specifies where the group exists in Active Directory.
Accepted Values:
  • Domain Local - Can have accounts, global groups, and universal groups from any domain and domain local groups within the same domain.
  • Global - Can have global groups and accounts from the same domain.
  • Universal - Can have accounts, global groups, and universal groups from any domain.
Default Value:
Global
Accepts Process Data Variables:
No

Group Type

Function:
Specifies the group type in Active Directory.
Accepted Values:
  • Security - Lets you assign access to resources on your network.
  • Distribution - Lets you send e-mails to collections of users with e-mail applications, such as Exchange.
Default Value:
Security
Accepts Process Data Variables:
No