The idea of groups exists across all major operating systems. Groups are objects that contain other objects, usually users. This allows for simplification of access control assignments when many people need access to the same resources.

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My software supplier is asking me to create 150+ groups to manage user roles within AD [on hold]

My software supplier is asking me to create 150+ groups to manage user roles within the Active Directory. The names of the groups are fixed in the code, so we can't alter the names. What is your ...
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List top users in the most AD groups

In a Windows domain environment, how could I count the top N users with more group membership than others? I'd like to know both the indirect and direct groups. So, I'd like this count to include the ...
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Reset GID/UID auto-increment numbers

I created a virtual mail user for postfix virtual mailboxes with a gid/uid of 5555, but now every new user I create starts at > 5555, is it possible to reset the autonumbering so normal users will be ...
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Permission denied for cd command

I have created a group for developers, to give them access to: /var/lib/dev, a folder which already have some folders and files inside. The commands I've introduced are: $ sudo useradd -d /var/dev ...
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samba issue when files or directories created

I have a samba server setup on debian 7 / samba 3.6.6, the problem is as follows; If one creates a file or a directory in a share from a linux client box, the file or directory has the proper ...
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What is the “parent” global group?

I've been reading about Group Scope for Groups within Microsoft's Active Directory from https://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/library/cc755692(v=ws.10).aspx. However, I find the following in relation to ...
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Active directory “negative” group membership - group of groups minus some users

I feel like this must be a faq but I've not been able to figure out the right terminology to find the answer. I've got a large active directory group-of-groups that contains 101% of the users I ...
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Shared group directory with individual user files

I have a mounted NFS partition in which a specific group, say nfsgroup, has rwx for the directory (call it nfsdir). If my user brian is a member of nfsgroup and creates a file in nfsdir, then I chgrp ...
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Exporting All Groups and Group Members from Active Directory

I am relatively new to powershell and am trying to get a list of all groups in the domain with their respective members. Here's what I'm working with now: Import-Module ActiveDirectory $OutPutFile = ...
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Can't add built-in Remote Desktop Users group on DC to Remote Desktop Users on 2012 server

I have new 2012 servers and so far its only set to allow administrator to remote in. In Computer Management/Remote Desktop Users, the only member is administrator. When I try to add the built-in ...
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Show user which Group is required for Apache Basic Auth page

Is it possible to show which 'group' is required for access to a web page protected with Apache Basic Auth? Ideally, the pop-up requesting username and password would pass the 'group' required as a ...
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Freeradius authentication: LDAP group and SSID matching

I'm running a freeradius v3 instance with an LDAP backend for the authentication.The backend is working fine but I'v issues with my users.conf file.In this file, I'm trying to implement some rules to ...
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Must the name of an ldap group be unique?

As we are setting up an openldap with multiple locations. Must the names of the groups be unique? For example the vpn , adm, sudo group will be in NL but also in BE. What is best practice? Could the ...
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Nested Active Directory Groups causes user unable to authenticate against application

User is placed in a global group called site.gg1 site.gg1 is a member of a global group called region.gg1 region1 has been added to the server local group, which is mapped to the application role. ...
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OpenLDAP Server nested Group search string

i got a small problem here regarding OpenLDAP. The problem is to search for the member of nested groups. Lets say i have this construct: dn=domain,dn=local ou=people cn=marvyn (inetOrgPerson) ...
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“groups USERNAME” and “getent group” results different outputs

I found that there is a user named speech-dispatcher that belongs to group audio (based on groups speech-dispatcher output). But it is not listed under getent group command! What is the problem? $ ...
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Empty events for AWS VPC logs?

I have an AWS VPC instance (AMI Linux), and I'd like to see the event logs for insight into its traffic. So, I can run a command as follows: sudo aws logs get-log-events --log-group-name ...
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Make usergroups able to authorize User Account Control Prompt

I was wondering how you could make a group in Active Directory that is allowed to elevate/authorize programs with their credentials without setting them as the built in administrator? Windows server ...
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Can you include an AD distribution group in a security group?

I have a security group SG-SomeResource providing access to a network resource. I also have a distribution group DG-MyOrg that describes an organizational unit. Can I include DG-MyOrg as a member of ...
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CentOS root+nologin [closed]

Can I somehow get access to root account after changing /etc/passwd file? Similar problems: Lost root access possibility /sbin/nologin How do I regain access to root after accidental chsh ...
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Write permission to a specific file without changing ownership

As I understand it, to give a write permission to a user I can either change the owner of the file to that user and give it "user write permission" (which I don't want to do), or keep the same owner ...
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How can multiple users share their (uwsgi) sockets with nginx, but not with each other?

On a shared domain, currently, each linux user sets up his website through his www-data-writable directory + uwsgi socket - one nginx instance serves them all. However, I do not like the idea of one ...
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I see my clients in AD but not in WSUS

I set up a WSUS but dont see any clients in the Unassigned Computers group. I can find my clients in the ADAC, when I select myWSUS (local) > computers. My group policy management got a domain ...
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Permissions, owner, group inheritance? [duplicate]

I don't understand restrictions in terms of directories nesting. For example, /var/www/folder/index.html directories. What permissions, owner, group should every directory and file have? Is there such ...
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Authorization using LDAP OU or Groups

In the below image I have drawn two schema structures for LDAP(Active Directory) I would like to know which one is correct. In my organisation they are using Structure 1 design for PC login and ...
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Distribution Group is Not Working

I have 3 users in a domain. User1 is a member of Accounts Group, User2 is a member of HR Group and User3 is a member of IT Group. I have created a distribution group (named: All Staff) in Exchange ...
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Nested groups in active directory and permissions?

I created the image so you could understand what I'm asking: These are simple groups created in Active directory. Which permission will be apply on ALI. Full Control or Read Only
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Filter getent passwd output with SSSD

I am using ldap_access_filter in sssd.conf in order to limit access to users that are in a specific ldap group. However, when I do a "getent passwd" I still get a full list of the ldap users. How can ...
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Is there a way to obtain list of policies applied to built in accounts (e.g LocalSystem, IIS_USRS, etc.)

Is there a way to obtain list of policies applied to built in accounts (e.g LocalSystem, IIS_USRS, etc.)? I am working on a tool, which should monitor policies applied to specific set of users, ...
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Local logon script - check group membership and action

I need some help for a side project I'm working on. I hardly deal with any scripting so I thought you guys could help me out. The script should follow this algorithm: check if user is a member of ...
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List AD groups beginning with X on Linux

In the organization wide Active Directory we have user groups that all begin with a prefix blaha-, how do I list all groups with that prefix on a Linux machine? getent group only seems to list local ...
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How to let non-admins manage selected domain groups' membership?

I'm on Windows Server 2012, Active Directory is on and working. All the project we manage have 2 dedicated groups, one for managers with access to all related files (including invoices, timetables and ...
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Centos 6.5 /var/www/html/ User permissions

I have a dedicated server but only root can access my hosting directory. All other users get permission denied when I try access the directory with another user. I have created a new user, added the ...
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group permissions in windows server 2008 r2 [closed]

Can read and write permissions be assigned to groups so that users in those groups will inherit the same properties. If yes, how to assign read permission to specific group.
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How to find potential AD-groupname and OU-structure dependencies of eco-systems?

Currently we are in the process of redesigning our AD infrastructure. I am pretty concerned about the possible impact a change of several group- or OU-names might have to our eco-systems (like IAM ...
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Restricted Groups not working with UAC

I have a Restricted Group in a group policy in an organizational unit called org_unit_a. This organizational unit has all the computers. The restricted group is My_domain\Workstation Admins Has ...
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What is the advantage of moving Groups in Organization Units in AD environment beside organizing?

I know the advantage of using OUs (organizing and GPOs).with OUs you can organize your users and computers, assign group policy to them, and deligate control over a set of users and computers. But ...
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give serverprincipalname read write permissions to security group members

What are the settings for the group to make the following change? I need to create a group that can be used to grant: serviceprincipalname SELF Read serviceprincipalname SELF Write to its members. ...
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Port not opening even after adding security group rules on Amazon EC2 instance

I have an Amazon EC2 Linux instance. I recently installed SmartFoxServer in my instance. For that I needed to open 9933 port. So I just created inbound rules on Amazon EC2 Manager console website. My ...
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AD Organization feedback requested

I'm taking over an AD domain (not large) administration but it looks like it needs some organization. For example, under the top domain "something.com" there is a folder named "User" with many ...
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How to list EC2 security group *rules* from within instance?

I have SSH root access to an EC2 instance but no access to the AWS Console / AWS KEY & SECRET. My incoming traffic to this host on all TCP ports except 22 TCP seems to be blocked - I cannot ...
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pfSense Ldap Group Authentication

I have been battling with this for 3 days now and it's driving me a little crazy. I can authenticate via user using Ldap using the following search filter: sAMAccountName=%s I cannot seem to get ...
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Apply group policy to specific users (in an OU) on specific computers (not in an OU)

This has been bugging me for a while. Here's the setup: We have ~20 Win2k8r2 servers. They are separated into various OUs that I can't change. I have created a security group "DevHostsSG" that ...
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LDAP uniqueMember attribute not recognised in linux

I have an LDAP group with a groupOfUniqueNames objectclass and and an auxiliary posixGroup objectclass. When I use the memberUid attribute the values (members of group) are recognised in linux. But ...
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Security group in ec2 linux instance need to be edited every time

I have created linux instance and installed wordpress on it. Every time I open my page after making change in code via commandline login , it shows this message - The connection has timed out ...
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CHMOD to make directory writable by group not working

I'm trying to make the node_modules directory writable by www-group, but chmod isn't working. vagrant (user) is part of the www-data group as seen with the groups command. Why can't I permit ...
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Dump users and group membership to file

I'm trying to get an oracle 6.2 system (same as redhat 6.2) to find all the users on the system, then take the username of each user discovered and query group membership of each user individually, ...
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Linux permissions for multiple groups

I have a directory (With sub directories and files) that I would like to setup so that: -Users of an 'editors' group can rw- any file and rwx any dirs. -Users of www-data can r-- files and r-x dirs. ...
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Addressing built-in groups and local policies in Windows independently of localized names

Recently I saw an application failing to do certain check/manipulation with built-in groups/local policies on localized version of Windows Server 2012 R2 (French, German). In localized versions of ...
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Difficulty Connecting To AWS EC2-VPC From Public Wifi

I've got an EC2 instance running on an AWS VPC (free tier), on top of which I'm running a website. I'm also using an RDS MySQL DB Instance for my database needs, and have set up security groups to ...