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Use this procedure to configure the name, display name, and descriptions of certain automatically generated groups. The display name and description appear in the user management engine (UME) user interface. The display name and description appear in lists of search results, for example. The name or unique name is used to identify the group.

The groups you can modify fall into the following categories:

  • Built-in user groups

    For the built-in user groups you can define for each group individually the display name and the description. The attributes are text fields, which you can define freely.

    More information: Standard User Groups .

  • Generated groups

    Virtual groups and company groups are generated from values defined in UMEproperties. The unique names of these groups are generated by the UMEproperty. The guest user company name is defined by its own UMEproperty. The display name and description attributes are templates that apply to all groups of the given type (virtual or company) and include variable attributes.


    If you do not include a variable attribute in a template, the UMEreplaces the contents of the template with the unique name of the group at runtime.

    More Information:

For groups that you create with the UMEor which you read from an external data source, you can configure freely the name and description. For external data sources, which are read-only, you may have to set these attributes in the native tool for the data source. You cannot modify the display name template.


This procedure requires you to restart the SAP NetWeaver Application Server (AS) Java, so you should plan for the required downtime.

  1. To change the name, display name, or description of a group, edit the relevant UMEproperty.

    More information: Editing UME Properties .

    • Description
      • Anonymous users: ume.supergroups.anonymous_group.description
      • Authenticated users: ume.supergroups.authenticated_group.description
      • Company group template: ume.company_groups.description_template
      • Everyone: ume.supergroups.everyone.description
      • Virtual group template: ume.virtual_groups.description
    • Display name
      • Anonymous users: ume.supergroups.anonymous_group.displayname
      • Authenticated users: ume.supergroups.authenticated_group.displayname
      • Company group template: ume.company_groups.displayname_template
      • Everyone: ume.supergroups.everyone.displayname
      • Virtual group template: ume.virtual_groups.displayname_template
    • Name
      • Company groups:
        • Read from the trading partner directory
        • Read from ume.tpd.prefix and ume.tpd.companies , except the guest user company:
      • Virtual groups: ume.virtual_groups.names

    For information about the properties in detail, see the property descriptions provided online by the property editing tools, such as the Config Tool.

  2. Restart the AS Java.