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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Add ssh public key to group instead of users on centos 6.5

I am a newbie to linux administration. I have a box with centos 6.5 x64. Ive been configuring ssh access via public/private key. Ive been wondering if I could add the public key to a user group ...
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Automated third party software for Active Directory administration [closed]

I have a situation where there are multiple Active Directory (AD) groups that each account is added to but each group have different expiration dates. For example, user1 will be in groupA and ...
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you must have read permissions to view the properties of this object, administrators group

I think I'm having some difficulty understanding NTFS permissions. My understanding is that when possible you want to avoid assigning a specific user account to NTFS and instead use a group. So I set ...
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AD Group and Distribution Group with O365

I have a O365 with Exchange, and a local AD. I want to manage distribution groups and distribution groups members via PS scripts (that will run by scheduled task), that look users' AD attributes ...
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Can't remove a user from a group

When I list the groups I'm in, it says web. But when I try leave this group, it says I'm not in...
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SaltStack targeting minions with *

I am using SaltStack on my linux boxes and want to define nodegroups. I know about compound matching and minion lists, etc. This is what I need, and it works this way, but that's hard to maintain ...
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How are the security groups injected in an image in OpenStack?

I have been using OpenStack for some time and was just wondering how the security groups are injected in an image file. I browsed on the internet but I could not find a solution.
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Installing Lync 2013 Standard silently

I am trying to find a good way to deploy Lync 2013 standard & basic clients silently on computers with Windows 7 / Office 2010 & ahve a few roadblocks. 1) I am successful installing the ...
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Permission to files owned by group denied

I think the easiest way to describe is using these pictures: click for image I also tested using chmod -R a+rw minecraft2 What is the problem here?
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/etc/passwd shows user in a group, but /etc/group does not

I want to verify that the user account filesender_1 is a member of the group valid_senders. When I look at /etc/group, filesender_1 is not there: valid_senders:x:12345:production_1 I read this as ...
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Reload VIAccounts list with PowerCli to select a newly created group

I'm using a script that creates groups in Active Directory, and links them to my vCenter server using New-VIPermission. The trick is that it doesn't find the groups created unless I restart the script ...
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Can't FTP to /var/www/html on Ubuntu (groups set…)

So I'm having some issues with vsftpd. I need the webroot to be in /var/www/public because I have multiple users accessing it, so I can't put it in a users directory. Now that directory has "chown -R ...
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User privileges enumerating serial device

I'm trying to use the Java Simple Serial Connector on Arch Linux. I have a simple program listed below: import jssc._ object Main { def main(args:Array[String]):Unit = { println("Started") ...
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apache restrict directory based on unix group

I have an apache server hosting a website with three main directories. Currently two of the directories are restricted to a subset of users with a group file. But for the third directory, I need to ...
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What system-wide changes can a user make? [closed]

I work in an organization that uses Faronics Deep Freeze to prevent users from making changes to the computer. I had always been under the impression that a standard user (a user who is only a member ...
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Network device failing to access groups from Active Directory

Occurs only for only 1 user , when TACACS+ tries to authenticate and retreive groups it fails, according to logs authentication is a success but fails when retreiving groups with error, "24027 Groups ...
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Linux permissions in /var/www: What settings can I use for good security practice and still maintain accessibility?

I'm primarily trying to set permissions inside of /var/www . We are using a project format which has the following structure in common for each project: /var /www /runtime /shared /project.com ...
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recomended order for changing AD groups?

I have a number of domain local resource groups that need: a) to be changed into Universal groups. b) renamed. c) have the users of their member groups collapsed into this group itself. d) remove the ...
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Is there an order that users appear in the /etc/group file?

I was wondering if anyone knew what determines the order of users in /etc/group entries? It does not appear to be alphabetical or by UID or chronologically by date added. I don't think this makes any ...
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Powershell - query non-standard group members in an OU?

I am looking to create a script which will only show users in an OU who are members of "non-standard" groups. For example, all users in the "Accounting" OU will be members of at least one group with ...
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Can I add a local linux user to a supplementary active directory group?

The Linux box in question is a CentOS 6.5 machine that is bound to active directory. I can change a local user's primary group to an active directory group. But i can't add the active directory group ...
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Something removed a user's group memberships - How can I prevent this in the future?

I had a user say that he wasn't getting emails, so I got on the DC and made sure his account didn't have any obvious issues. I just happened to click on the Member of tab and saw that he was not a ...
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Granting Domain Admin privileges to a cross-forest user account?

Does anyone know of a way to [effectively] have a user or group in one forest acquire the privileges of the Domain Admin group in another forest? The obvious approach of adding Domain ...
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PowerShell DSC Group Resource - “Could not find a principal with the provided name”

I am trying to use PowerShell DSC to add a domain group to the local administrators group. Here is the code: Configuration TestSetup { Node localhost { Group Administrators { ...
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Zentyal: “incorrect password” on login

I've installed Zentyal 3.3 on my virtual Ubuntu server (12.04.4 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-23-generic x86_64)) as package. But when I try to login, Zentyal throws "Incorrect password". I've added my user to ...
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Migrating server local groups (currently workgroup) to domain?

I have about ~30 workstations that I administer, plus a fileserver, all of which I inherited when I took this net admin job. The previous guy had been around forever from when the company was far ...
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How can a set a Security Group's email address using PowerShell?

I need to create many groups with email addresses. I would prefer to use Security Groups to reduce the number of groups we have to maintain, otherwise we'd have an identical Distribution Group for ...
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Is there a way for a user to temporarily remove its own group membership within a script?

I'm writing a script which will be used to "detect" whether a generic, no-frills, user account has access to certain files. Basically a user which only has membership in the "staff" group or ...
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Windows Server 2k8 - Adding User To Admin Group But Not True Admin?

It appears that adding a user to the Administrators group does not actually grant the user full Administrative privileges on the server. I am still not able to add users to the system (Access Denied) ...
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Windows 7 / 2008 connect to VPN at login with Group Policy

I am trying to find a way to have windows 7 VPN clients connect to the VPN server automatically via Group Policy. I tried using a login script but it looks like the scripts are shared from sysvol and ...
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Enable apache to create directory/files

I want to enable apache to automatically create files/directories. In some web hosts, for example, when I install wordpress, apache is able to automatically createwp-config.php file. But In my VPS, ...
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Can I “merge” two groups using SID history?

I have two AD groups which were erroneously created while there should instead have been only one group; they contain the exact same users. However, these groups have been assigned various permissions ...
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User's membership in active directory group not showing through powerbroker

We're using Powerbroker open (Version 7.1) to authenticate Active Directory users into our Oracle linux (V6.4) (servers. I have a user "Joe Blow", who was added to the Active Directory group, ...
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Group Policy - Software Restrictions

I've just set up a new server on a new Domain Controller. I have implemented my Group Policy too. However, I would like to implement a policy to restrict the installation of all software by users and ...
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In LDAP is it best to nest groups under organizational units or create an organization unit directly under the root dn just for groups?

I'm not sure whether it's better to nest groups under each of my organizational units or to make an organization unit directly under the root DN just for groups. Is one considered best practice over ...
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Sync Active Directory Users in FreeNAS

This is for FreeNas-9.1.1, I am using active directory which appears to be connecting ok, since the following list users/groups from that server with no problems wbinfo -u wbinfo -g I can also join ...
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How can I list all of the domain machines that a domain user group can administer?

Over the years, there are many extra and duplicate user groups in my domain. So I need to identify which machine a particular group has administrative rights to. I've done a fair amount of searching ...
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Amazon RDS - Create a Security Group NOT in Virginia? [closed]

It seems as though the management console only allows security groups to be created while in the "Virginia" selection. Is there a way to create a security group for an Oregon (or other)-based ...
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OpenLDAP tree with groups?

I think this might be a simple question with a complicated explanation. I was hoping someone could help me with how to setup my LDAP tree. I want to have groups and users. A user may belong to one ...
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Group permissions (seemingly) ignored on Win2k3 fileserver

After 10+ years having our AD setup "one way," I'm looking at the permission structure and realized that our business has in fact changed enough to where we should match our current state rather than ...
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Puppet notice: current_value absent, should be present

I'm trying to add a user via puppet (v 3.2.4), and get this notice on --noop: Notice: /Stage[main]/Usergroup/Group[user_one]/ensure: current_value absent, should be present (noop) Here's my ...
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I want to find a way to visualise security groups and their members

I hope someone can help... I want to find a way to visualise security groups and their members, and be able to show that to users in a simple format for discussion. I have a simple matrix in Excel ...
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With sudoers, how can I allow a user to change the group of files/folders within their home directory?

I have a webserver where apache runs as www-data. Users are set up using chef, and some of their file/folder permissions are set to group: www-data, e.g. uploads folders. Deployments are done with ...
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Obfuscated Account Names in Windows Computer Management / Groups

So our security auditors sent me an email indicating there were a few AD groups and accounts in the administrators group of one of our servers that should not have admin access to the machine in ...
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List All Groups and Their Members with PowerShell on Win2008r2

I am new to powershell, but I've been reading manuals and practiced a little bit. My objective is to List all users in all Security Groups under specified path. I have found the way to do it: ...
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Powershell to add users to a group

I have written this bit of PS to add users from a text file to and AD group that the user inputs. It works fine except for the if statement. The if statement is supposed to check the group to see if ...
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Permissions to set on user to read from Active Directory only

I have to setup user accounts for applications to use to get a list of users and group memberships from our domain. As such, I'd like these applications to use credentials for user accounts with bare ...
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Puppet: Enumerating all users within a group

Is there any way to enumerate an array of all users within a group within Puppet, either as a fact or something so I can do something like this? $users = enumusers('wheel') each($users) |$user| { ...
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Still confused by Permissions - linux, nginx, php-fpm

I have read the canonical answer at What are the best linux permissions to use for my website? However I'm still stuck. My setup is: A developer user 'ade' who owns the directories and files that ...
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Temporary membership to AD group

We restrict the running of exe's across the organization. But based on justifications & approvals we add users to (specific) AD groups for 24 hours. Currently the process of removing the users ...