OmniGroupServer is a generic group server that collects user and group security information from many types of repository.

OmniGroupServer can retrieve information from:

OmniGroupServer stores the collected security information and checks for updates at regular intervals.

When a user starts a session with IDOL server, the client application requests security information from IDOL server. IDOL server retrieves the user’s security details from OmniGroupServer and returns the information to the application. The client application then adds the security information to every subsequent query to IDOL. IDOL server can then compare the user’s security details to a document’s access control list (ACL) to determine whether to grant access to the document.