Sync Targets

All KanBo Users Group (KanBo User Groups and KanBo External User Groups) have their own Sync Targets, which synchronize them with SharePoint.
You can add your own Sync Targets to your Groups which will result in synchronization of their members with SharePoint groups (of Site Collections). You can grant the SharePoint Groups any permission level on any SharePoint objects like Document Libraries, Lists, Sites, etc.

Adding Sync Targets to KanBo Groups

1. Enter the KanBo Group you would like to attach to a Site Collection to which you would like to synchronize your KanBo Group with a SharePoint Group with. Go to the Sync Targets section and click on 'Add Sync Target'.



2. Fill in these fields in a pop-up with:

Choose SharePoint Group Sync if your KanBo Group is internal or SharePoint external group sync when your Group is external in the first picker.


Now select SharePoint external group sync.



In Target site collection URL paste the site address of the Site Collection. You will be shown with a communicate if the Site Collection address is invalid.

In Target group  paste the name of your User Group.

Click on Submit. 


The Group will be added to Site Collection.


After you proceed with creation process, a new Group will be created in SharePoint in this Site Collection (without any permissions). All users from a KanBo Group will be added to this SharePoint Group.


3.Click on the Resync Users button to make sure that users from the KanBo Group will be synchronized into a SharePoint Group.


The changes applied to your Group in SharePoint after clicking the Resync Users Button will be:

- removing users from KanBo Group 

- adding users to KanBo Group


Removing the Sync Target from KanBo Sync Targets sections will result in removing the whole SharePoint Group from this Site Collection.


You can delete Sync Targets by selecting Remove button.




Giving permissions to Document Sources from other Site Collections where a Group is added by using Sync Targets

You can give permissions to Document Sources of other Site Collections to your Group.


To achieve that:


1. Attach Document Sources of other Site Collections to a KanBo Board. Here you will find a detailed manual about adding Document Sources to a Board.



2. Enter the KanBo Group you would like to attach to a Site Collection where the Document Library is located. Go to the Sync Targets section and click on 'Add Sync Target'.


3. Fill in these fields in a pop-up with:

Choose Sharepoint external group sync in the first picket.

In Target site collection URL paste the site address of the Site Collection.

In Target group  paste the name of your User Group.

Click on Submit. 

The Group will be added to the Site Collection. 



Click also on the Resync Users button to make sure that users from the KanBo Group will be synchronized into a SharePoint Group.



4. Now you can add a User Group to a Document Library of this Site Collection.

Go to the Site Collection and then to Document Library of this Site and choose "Library Settings".


5. Click on "Permissions for this Document Library" in "Permissions and Management" Section.


If your Document Library is inheriting permissions from the parent site, you must stop inheriting permissions. On the Actions Menu, click on Edit Permissions and then, click on OK to approve creating unique permissions. Read more here: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Customizing-user-access-to-a-SharePoint-list-or-library-a41f8199-e0c0-47c2-85db-dc9424083ddb


6. Enter the Grant Permission section, so you can give User Group's members permission to the Document library.


7. Search for your Group and then click on "Share" button.


8. Now you select the checkbox with a Group and click on Edit User permissions to give these users the exact permissions that you want. 


9.Select the permission level and click on OK.


All members of the KanBo Group now can access other Document Sources added to a Board.


When you synchronize your External KanBo Group by using Sync Targets, all user management actions in your Active Directory Group (adding and removing users) will result in the same adding or removal of users added to the SharePoint Groups. The new users of the Group will inherit all permissions of the SharePoint Group.


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