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Configure nested groups for ARM user management

Updated October 9, 2018


This article details how to configure nested group structures for use as ARM users. 


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With ARM default settings, users can only log on to ARM is they are direct group members. Users from nested groups cannot log on to ARM.


  1. Determine the maximum nesting depth to use. The login time to ARM increases exponentially in relation to the nesting depth. Nesting groups should be kept as flat as possible.
  2. Open the configuration file %ProgramData%\\8MAN\cfg
  3. Add the configuration switch to the pnServer.config.xml file.
  4. Locate the setting: 
    <server.userManagement.maxGroupResolveDepth type="">2</server.userManagement.maxGroupResolveDepth>
  5. Adjust the value for the maximum nesting depth. Values can range from 2 - 9 for the maximum resolved nesting depth.



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