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I have created a custom site collection and in this site collection are multiple SPWeb news sites.

The news SPWebs are moderated by different groups of users. I want to create a group for each news web called 'News Owners' and in each web assign specific people who will be in charge of approving content for that web. How do I achieve this? It seems that the sharepoint groups only apply to site collection scope and not to the individual webs.

I am using Nintex workflows in these webs which should send emails to the approvers of the web but I don't know how to achieve this.

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You create the group for every web (they are indeed stored on the site collection level) Then set the appropriate group as approvers in every subweb after breaking inheritance. –  Michaël Hompus Mar 1 '13 at 16:35
    
Is it possible to have the same name for each group? If I try and create a group with the same name in each web, Sharepoint throws an exception saying the group name already exists. The reason I ask is I want to use the same name for the group across all webs as I'm using it as a constant in my nintex workflow. From what you're saying I'd create a 'Japan News Approvers' group and a 'US News Approvers' group if I had a Japan news web and a US news web. –  Grooverinthesouth Mar 1 '13 at 16:52
    
No, that's not possible, every group needs to be unique. That's why SharePoint includes the web name in the default groups. Maybe you can look for people/groups with Approval rights in you workflow? –  Michaël Hompus Mar 1 '13 at 17:00
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