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What is the difference between group and closed user group in aem?

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What is the difference between group and closed user group in aem?

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Closed User Groups (CUG) are used specifically to restrict access to pages in the publish environment [0][1]. When talking about groups, we generally mean groups on the author instance[2]

[0]https://docs.adobe.com/docs/en/aem/6-1/administer/security/cug.html

[1]https://helpx.adobe.com/experience-manager/kb/HowToSetupCUG.html

[2]http://docs.adobe.com/docs/en/aem/6-1/administer/security/user-group-ac-admin.html

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To extend Opkar's post:

  • groups are used to manage permissions and principals
  • closed user groups is a feature of AEM, which allows you to restrict access to content on publishing. It is based on the "groups" concept and does not support permissions for individual users.

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Jörg

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Closed User Groups (CUG) are used specifically to restrict access to pages in the publish environment [0][1]. When talking about groups, we generally mean groups on the author instance[2]

[0]https://docs.adobe.com/docs/en/aem/6-1/administer/security/cug.html

[1]https://helpx.adobe.com/experience-manager/kb/HowToSetupCUG.html

[2]http://docs.adobe.com/docs/en/aem/6-1/administer/security/user-group-ac-admin.html