Default Groups

Vocera automatically creates and maintains the default Everyone group and the Everyone Everywhere group.

The system automatically creates and maintains a special group called Everyone group when you add a new facility. When you create or delete a user, the system adds or removes that user from the appropriate Everyone group automatically. By default, the Groups page in the Manage section of the Web Console displays an Everyone group for each of your facilities.

For a single-facility deployment, Vocera maintains the group for the Global facility. For a multi-facility deployment, Vocera maintains a separate group for each physical facility as well as an Everyone group for the Global facility.

You cannot delete an Everyone group, add members to it, remove members from it, add an Emergency Broadcast Group to it, or change the facility it is associated with—only Vocera maintains these features. However, you can specify all the other properties for an Everyone group, such as the call forwarding and scheduling properties, and its permissions. An Everyone group is a special group—the Vocera administrator creates and deletes all other groups through theWeb Console.

The order of names in a group affects the group scheduling properties, which determine how calls are routed.
Tip: Because Vocera automatically adds new users to the end of the Everyone group, you may want to rearrange this order to optimize scheduling manually.

The Everyone group determines the default set of permissions for the users at that facility.

The "Everyone Everywhere" Group

After you complete your installation and upgrade, the system also creates an Everyone Everywhere group. Similar to an Everyone group, the system automatically maintains the membership for the Everyone Everywhere group, but you can specify all other properties for this group. There is only one Everyone Everywhere group, and it is associated with the Global facility.

Each Everyone group is a member of Everyone Everywhere.

The Everyone Everywhere group determines the default set of permissions for users across all facilities.