At Münster University there are many groups of users who need to use similar systems and who need similar permissions. Every student needs, for example, an e-mail account or the possibility to log in to MyZIV. A user group comprises a number of such authorisations. Membership in a user group gives a user ID the rights associated with the user group. There are a large number of groups for individual departments, institutes or working groups. A user ID can be a member of any number of user groups. An overview of your memberships in user groups is available in MyZIV under "Username (account) and group memberships" and there under "Group memberships".
Each user group needs a group leader who is responsible for the administration of the group. The group leader decides on membership applications and can extend or terminate the membership of all group members. In department groups this task is usually taken over by the department management. However, it can delegate this task by entering further group leaders.