GeoNetwork uses the concept of Users, Groups and User Profiles. A User can be part of several Groups. A User also has a User Profile. The combination of User Profile and Group defines what tasks the User can perform on the system or on specific metadata records.
The administrator can create new groups of users. User groups can correspond to logical units within an organisation. For example groups for Fisheries, Agriculture, Land and Water, Health etcetera.
To create new groups you should be logged on with an account that has administrative privileges. To log in, simply go to the home page and enter your username and password in the top right corner fields, then click on the login button (Figure 8.1, “Login form”).
New installations of GeoNetwork use
Administration button in the menu.
On the Administration page, select
(Figure 8.2, “Administration page”).
Select Add a new group;
Fill out the details. The email address will be used to send feedback on data downloads when they occur for resources that are part of the Group.
Click on Save
Access privileges can be set per metadata record. You can define privileges on a per Group basis. Privileges that can be set relate to visibility of the Metadata (Publish), data Download, Interactive Map access and display of the record in the Featured section of the home page.
Editing defines the groups for which editors can edit the metadata record.
Notify defines what groups are notified when a file managed by GeoNetwork is downloaded.
Below is an example of the privileges management table related to a dataset (Figure 8.5, “Privilege settings”).