I have a Sharepoint 2010 portal set up with custom user groups like ManagerUserGroup, SubManagerUserGroup etc. When I add any new user to those User groups, that user gets an 'Access denied' error message upon login to portal.
What I noticed is that if I add this user to standard user group (i.e. Visitor, Members, Owners) that user can login successfully. I don't want to add users to standard user groups before adding them to custom user groups for access, as it defeats the purpose.
Can anyone help me in ignoring the standard user groups in this case? Or am I missing something here? Please note: I have given Site permissions to Custom User groups as well.