How to grant AD groups access to the Find tab?


Hi everyone,

I am trying to grant AD groups/users access to the Find tab. The documentation states that a user has to be a member of one of the following groups in order to have access to it:

- Administrators
- WebAdmins
- SearchAdmins

It is not possible to add AD users to the WebAdmins and SearchAdmins groups, and adding the AD users to the Administrators group on the local server is not a good solution.

Would appreciate suggestions on how to solve granting specific AD groups the right to access the Find tab.

Jan 21, 2014 12:47

I haven't verified it, but I think you can configure SearchAdmins as a virtual role - add AD groups to the role.




Jan 21, 2014 15:02

I can confirm that adding a Virtual Role called SearchAdmins works all fine Mari.

See page 10 in the Manual.

Edited, Jan 21, 2014 15:18

Configuring SearchAdmins as a virtual role and adding the AD groups to it did the trick. 

<add name="SearchAdmins"
         type="EPiServer.Security.MappedRole, EPiServer"
         roles="<Domain>\<GroupName>" mode="Any" />


Thanks for the help :)

Edited, Jan 22, 2014 11:26
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