Using groups is a construct that allows you to control the management and storage/bandwidth allocation of a community of users. Groups are typically used to control resources assigned to departments, projects, cost centers, etc, in an organization. Group admins are assigned to manage the workspace and add users/usernames to that group. A summary of the group admin responsibilities include:
The Hosted FTP account administrator or operational administrator can delegate user management responsibilities by setting up multiple groups with different group administrators. A group can also be assigned a storage quota. This provides an easy way to manage storage consumption and help manage costs.
A basic use case is to set a storage quota at the group level. The table below illustrates where the group admin has a storage and bandwidth quota of 20 and 80 GB respectively and each of the five group users has a storage and bandwidth quota of 6 and 24 GB. This type of allocation ensures that no single individual can exceed the specified amount which is under the control of the group admin and that the group cannot exceed the limits set by the operations or account admin. This provides for a hierarchy of quota allocation. In other words, the operations admin can set the group quotas and the group admin can set the group user’s quotas.
Any time a user exceeds their storage or bandwidth quota, the Group Admin will receive an email notification.