We tried hard to find out the machine/technical name of a User Group to use in the groups attribute to restrict user access to certain fields. Finally we got the solution.

First Method (one group)
  • Activate Developers Mode (Click your login in the top right corner of the screen, select About Openerp, then click Activate the Developer Mode)
  • From the Debug menu, select View Log. The XML ID is the 'technical name'.
Example for Sales / Manager Group:
 
 
 
Second method (all groups)
  • Export the groups - all you need to export is the NAME field, but the APPLICATION field also helps because NAME isn't unique.
  • The ID field contains the same information
Example (without APPLICATION field):
 
 

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