Configure user group administrator rights

About this task

User group administrators with rights assigned can adjust user shares, adjust group membership, and create new user groups.


  1. Log in as the LSF administrator to any host in the cluster.
  2. Open lsb.users.
  3. Edit the UserGroup section:
    Begin UserGroup
    ugAdmins     (Toby Steve)     ( )
    marketing    (user1 user2)    (shelley[full] ugAdmins)
    financial    (user3 ugA)      (john ugAdmins[usershares])
    End UserGroup
  4. To enable user group administrator rights, specify users or user groups in the GROUP_ADMIN column with the rights in square brackets.
    • no rights specified: user group admins can control all jobs submitted to the user group.

    • usershares: user group admins can adjust usershares using bconf and control all jobs submitted to the user group.

    • full: user group admins can create new user groups, adjust group membership, and adjust usershares using bconf, as well as control all jobs submitted to the user group.

      User group admins with full rights can only add a user group member to the user group if they also have full rights for the member user group.

  5. Save your changes.
  6. Run badmin ckconfig to check the new user group definition. If any errors are reported, fix the problem and check the configuration again.
  7. Run badmin reconfig to reconfigure the cluster.