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Difference between User List and Primary Group



I'm wondering what the difference is between being a group member and having that group as the primary. Are there permission or notification elements that require both or either values to be the same?

difference groups primary

Created on Nov 22, 2010 1:07:26 AM

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For the user experience it does not matter whether the group a user is member of is a primary group. However, the primary group concept makes sure that every new user is initially member of at least one group which is the primary group.

Created on Nov 22, 2010 12:57:14 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

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