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Procedure documentation Configuring Groups' Name, Display Name, and Description  Locate the document in its SAP Library structure


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 UME properties. The unique names of these groups are generated by the UME property. The guest user company name is defined by its own UME property. 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 UME replaces the contents of the template with the unique name of the group at runtime.

More Information:

       Configuring Virtual Groups  

       Company Group  

For groups that you create with the UME or 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 UME property.

More information: Editing UME Properties.


       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


       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.

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