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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 22, 2020

be able to switch to LDAP group if same-named BPM group already exists (without the chaos that deleting the BPM group causes)

The current requirement to delete the BPM security group before the same-named LDAP group can be recognized is too destructive:

• The deleted security group also might have been a nested group for some other BPM security group. There is not a UI that I know of that would tell you the parents

• When you remove the BPM security group, it gets disassociated from all the Teams which might including it in their definition or Team Bindings! There is no list you are provided in advance to tell you which Teams in which Snapshots of which Process Apps (or Toolkits) you would have to recompose. I believe in some cases you may not even have a UI that could get to certain Teams.

Use Case
One known use-case is if a Process App - which has a Team definition which specifies a "standard group" is deployed or imported to an environment where the "standard group" name does not exist. To satisfy the group-name reference, a BPM security group with that name is created with the description: "Auto generated during snapshot installment" This *blocks* the ability for BPM to later recognize an LDAP group with that same group-name. BPM does not offer an ability to switch over to the LDAP group without first deleting the same-named BPM security group -- which can be destructive (as described in the RFE description).
RFE ID 139611
RFE URL
RFE Product IBM Business Process Manager
Idea Priority High