Easier group management in projects

December 9, 2021

Easier group management in projects

The new coat of paint on Buddy's UI has almost dried up, with a couple of final brush strokes bound to arrive early 2022. In the meantime, we took the opportunity to introduce an update that will make the life of every project manager easier – especially those of you who manage large numbers of projects and developers.

What you need to know

  1. You can now add groups to projects – no need to add each member individually.
  2. Groups can be assigned permission sets, just like regular users.
  3. Assigning a permission set to a group will automatically set it for all its members in the project – no need to set the permissions individually for every user.
  4. When you add a new member to the group, they automatically join the project to which the group is assigned.
  5. And the other way round: when a group member is removed from the group, they will automatically lose access to any project to which the group was assigned.

Permission tiers

If somebody is assigned individually to a project and the group to which they belong is invited to the same project, Buddy will combine both permission sets and apply the one with the higher range for that user. For example, if you belong to a project with the 'Developer' role and your group joins the party with the 'Read-only' role , you will retain your 'Developer' permissions because it includes the R/O access by default.

Groups on the Project Team viewGroups on the Project Team view

The next feature on our roadmap is SSO (single sign-in), one of the most popular usability requests so far. Look forward to February, 2022!
Buddy is 100% customer-driven. If there’s a feature or integration you miss, drop a line to our live-chat or directly at support@buddy.works.


Alexander Kus

Alexander Kus

Customer Success Manager

A story-teller and conversation-lover, Alexander decided to invest his skills to help his friends at Buddy transform the cold language of patch notes into exciting narratives. Also: an avid gamer, hip-hop DJ, Liverpool FC fan, absentminded husband, and the father of two.