Overlay groups

You can use overlay groups to add a group to your Activity Directory (AD), Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), or Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) directories. This feature provides a quick and easy way to manage directory users and groups in ETP without making changes to users or groups in your external directory service.

For example, if you want to create a new group that contains users who can access websites for a specific acceptable use policy (AUP) category, you can create an overlay group, add the users you require, and then assign this overlay group to an AUP category. Just as you can select directory groups to define access in ETP policy, you can select an overlay group from the same group menu.

Not the following about overlay groups:
  • The overlay groups you create are only available in ETP. They are not available in the directory service itself.
  • You cannot use an overlay group that you create in one directory in another directory.