ELIS 1.9 Manual

Organizational Clusters

Organizational Cluster User Management

In conjunction with ELIS Roles, organizational clusters can be used to provide fine grained user management, so that an administrator of a cluster or sub-cluster can manage the enrollment of the users in his/her cluster, but not manage (or even see) users in other clusters.

For example, a user can be assigned to an Administrator role in a Cluster, and then that user can see and edit the users in his/her cluster, but not the users in other clusters on the site.

In the example below, the user Henry Griswald is assigned the Cluster Administrator role in the ACME Software cluster.

Assigning cluster admin on roles tab of cluster

Because he has this role, when Henry logs in he sees the Manage Users and Manage Clusters links(1):

Manage Users link

When he clicks Manage Users, he sees the users in his cluster(2), and can edit those users(3):
Cluster admin Manage Users screen

What Henry can do is limited by the settings of the role his is in, for instance roles can be crafted that let Henry enroll his employees in classes, but not edit their information.