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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Create group to restart services in CentOS

SYSTEM: CentOS release 6.2 (Final) I am attempting to allow only users of a certain group lets call it websupport access to restart 2 services: mysqld and httpd EDIT: I do not want to give these ...
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group permission not working

I'm installing gitlab at my server but I got a permission problem: I have two users, 'git' and 'gitlab', both are part of group 'git', the home dir of 'git' has the drwxr----- permissions. Therefore ...
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Automatically remove recipients from distribution lists when mailbox is deleted

I thought this was the default behavior in Exchange 2010 but apparently it is not - how can I ensure that when I mark a mailbox for removal in Exchange 2010 console, it will remove all instances of ...
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how to add groupOfEntries object class to openLDAP

I am working on the design of LDAP structure, that basically should hold users and groups. There should be support for nested groups (so I thought on using groupOfNames object class) and for the ...
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Restricting ssh tunnel port access by group

My understanding is when creating an ssh tunnel to a remote machine, the ports become open on that machine for anyone to use and connect back to my local box (not just the user who opened the tunnel). ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04: Write Files via Samba with Group Ownership

I have a shared samba drive set up on my virtual machine guest running Ubuntu Server 12.04. \\ubuntu\www The file path /var/www has the permissions www-data:www-data set up. My user name abe is ...
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A user in multiple user groups not receiving correct permissons

A little intro: I'm not a server admin, but I do some tech support for a small software company whose product requires users to have full control permissions to a mapped drive on the server in order ...
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How are group ids assigned?

I want to create a developers group on my OS-X system. I'm executing: sudo dscl . -create /groups/developers sudo dscl . -append /groups/developers passwd 'blah' My understanding from reading ...
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Can active directory GPO's apply to a group object?

I know I can set up an OU, move user objects in to it, and link a GPO to that OU and that GPO will apply to those users. Is it possible to set up an OU, move a group in to the OU, and have a linked ...
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Puppet: how to create and manage unix users and groups

This last week I spent all effort into learning Puppet. Now I suffer from a mental buffer overflow and little confidence of ever being able to tame this beast. I came across many annotated examples ...
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Only a subset of groups available

I have installed RHEL 6.2 and configured for using LDAP with the setup utility and I can login. What is stange is that only three LDAP groups are recognized per user. It is different groups, even for ...
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Linux user group configuration for Git bare repository

I'm using a Ubuntu box to host my bare Git repositories for developers to work off. At the moment I'm creating a user account for each developer on the box because it doubles as a filestore and local ...
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Automatically change UID of file

Due to development policies, all my relevant server files have g+w policies. This is working great, but, for added accountability, I'd like the files to change owner UID upon being edited by other ...
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Why can't I run sudo -g?

$ sudo -u fish -g fish bash Sorry, user steve is not allowed to execute '/bin/bash' as fish:fish on myserver. $ sudo -u fish bash $ groups fish What's the -g option meant to be used for, and why I ...
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Script adding domain groups to local groups fails 50% of the time

We have a script that automatically adds a freshly imaged computer to the domain. The functionality of joining the domain is always successful. However, when the script attempts to add the domain ...
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How to add LDAP user to existing group?

I'm attempting to add some of our LDAP users to a locally defined group on our RHEL server, however I get an error stating that the LDAP user is not found in /etc/passwd. What would be the best way ...
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Force AD Security Group Changes to Appear in Exchange

I made changed to security groups within AD, and when I go to the GAL in Outlook I noticed that the changes were not reflected, even after forcing an update by clicking Send Receive | Send Receive ...
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Linux shared writable directory recursively

How can I make a directory recursively read/writable to a group of users? PROBLEM: This is a directory used by apache so access rights should be fairly strict. The only way I could make it ...
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Setting up user permissions for new user

I want to add a new user to my CentOS 6 server (let's call him Barry). I've made the user account Barry and added him to a group I created called webusers like this: groupadd webusers useradd -G ...
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Design Exchange mailboxes

I would like to have the following functionality in Exchange 2010 on SBS2011. department mailboxes dep1@domain.com, dep2@domain.com personal mailboxes user1@domain.com, user2@domain.com etc. avoid ...
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What happens to emails if Distribution Group doesn't have any members on Exchange 2010

We had a distribution group on Exchange 2010 which didn't had any members for long time (nobody noticed). What happens to the emails that come to such group? There was no return messages or anything.
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How to secure a group of *nix users to a single directory and it's subdirectories?

We're setting up a CentOS 6.2/ Apache web server with higher security requirements than I'm used to. I've set up a user group called "web" and I want to limit it's members to only being able to read, ...
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Ubuntu Server Permission Problems

Our sysadmin quit and I have been handed "the ropes." Unfortunately, I don't know how to climb very well. Here is my problem. We have 4 servers that we use for our hosting of client's sites. ...
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How to grant NetworkService access to a share by placing computers in security groups

I'm trying to configure a file share that will be accessed by ASP.Net applications on a set of computers, all running under the NETWORKSERVICE account on those computers. I can get it to work fine ...
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group policy in Windows Server 2008 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: group policy in Windows Server 2008 One of our employees changed the users setting in a group policy which effects the login permissions for Administrators users. Each ...
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group policy in Windows Server 2008

One of the employee in the Enterprise changed the users setting in group policy which effects the login permissions for Administrators users. Each time I tried to log in locally this message shown: ...
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Some users sometimes recieves two identical email

We have problem in our Lotus Notes/Domino environment, sometimes users recieve two identical emails (at the same time) from a recipient. I am not sure, but I think this happens if I send an email to ...
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SBS 2003 Distribution Group not showing up in Active Directory, but it still works

Under the "MyBusiness" object in Active Directory we have our "Users" folder where I can see all our users as well as all our distribution groups -- except one particular group. Let's call it ...
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Inconsistent information in Active Directory Members and Member Of properties

I'm trying to get a list of the members of a group in Active Directory. I'm using LDAP queries, but I think that's not relevant. I've found what I believe to be an inconsistency in Active Directory's ...
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Active Directory / ADAM Group Name Uniqueness

Can I have 2 different groups in Active Directory in different containers that have the same name? For example, can I have an OU=baz that contains a group CN=foo and an OU=bar with a group CN=foo? ...
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Show all users and their groups/vice versa

I know I have existing groups and users but I'm not sure about their association. Is there an shell command I can use to list all users or all groups and a command to list all groups/users for a ...
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What are the consequences of an AD group that has as its member a group, that is already a member (Cyclic references)

I have been looking at an Active Directory that has several thousand groups, where pairs of groups are members of each other. GroupA has GroupB as a Member. GroupB has GroupA as a Member. Oy. I am ...
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Filegroup cannot be removed because it is not empty error with no files

When I try to remove 'MYFILEGROUP', I get the error that the filegroup cannot be removed because it is not empty. I already removed all tables, indexes and deleted all files associated with the group. ...
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External recipients in internal distribution groups

Just some backgroud, we have several users that are contracted to highly secure 3rd party locations they are not able to access webmail! Instead they are given temp user accounts and email address to ...
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Directory with read and write for a user is permission denied, but fine with execute permissions

I have some weirdness with my users/permissions. I currently have a user named world that has the groups world www-data admin. I have a directory at /var/abc which has the permissions 0644 or ...
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chmod apply to user group [closed]

I need to set the permissions of a dir so that a usergroup in my ubuntu-server has read/write permissions. I understand that I'm supposed to use chmod (right?), but how do I set the permissions to ...
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Assign log on as local admin to domain account

What I would like to do is grant permission for a domain account to log on to any server/workstation and be a local administrator with having to add this account to domain admin group? This account ...
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Exchange 2010 distribution groups don't accept internal mails through smtp

In Exchange 2010 I have distribution group called all@domain.com. It's allowed to be used only for internal mail. It works fine when sending emails thru OWA or directly thru Outlook RPC. However it ...
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Share screen session with users in the same group (Linux)

I can create a detached screen session using the following command: [user1@host-pc ~]$ screen -d -m -S sname program ...and resume to it using this command: [user1@host-pc ~]$ screen -r sname Is ...
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How do you force an update to a user's group membership in Windows 7?

I am writing a web application that uses .NET Windows Authentication and relies on a user's group membership to Authorize them to various areas of the website. Right now I'm on a dev machine that IS ...
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Access to another user files [closed]

I have logged in as "userc". I need access to all the files that "usera" has. I have edited the following file, vi /etc/group usera:x:1000:userb,userc But this does not seem to work. I am still ...
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what to do in order to edit files under /var/www w/o logging in root password?

what's the best practice to do in order for me to edit the files under /var/www directory, without having to login my root password all the time? ...because I can't edit the scripts at all, undless i ...
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mrepo and grouplist/groupinstall?, mrepo not working as expected with group

All, I'm trying to set up mrepo so we can have internal repositories. After quite the slog, things seem to be working as expected EXCEPT for groups. From man createrepo: EXAMPLES Here is an ...
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Machine/Computer Groups in Active Directory

I was curious when a person should use Machine Groups within Active Directory? What are the common uses cases for them? How does one keep them up to date as machines are shuffled by a multi-tiered ...
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Maximum number of groups in Linux

I have several questions about linux groups Is there a limit to the number of groups a user can create? Is there a limit to the total number of groups in a system? Is there a limit to the number of ...
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Cross-group file permissions in Linux

I have 2 users: Alice and Bob and 2 groups: Management and Personnel. Alice has primary group Management, and secondary groups Personnel and Alice. Bob has primary group Personnel and secondary group ...
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How do I grant the privilege to add users to a specific Active Directory group?

I want give a user privileges to add users to a specific Active Directory group in my domain. How can I do this?
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How can I set up a single user that can edit multiple sites' files with correct default permissions?

How can I achieve this setup: There is a primary user that I use to ssh into the server and edit all files for multiple sites. The various sites are stored in the /srv/www directory, so ...
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is there a good tool for viewing the permissions in AD?

I want to be able to see a nice picture of nested groups in AD. Are there any products that do that for me?
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Deep Freeze Removing Group Policy?

I am having trouble applying group policies on computers with deep freeze installed on them. They are domain joined and pulling updates from our WSUS server before being frozen. When we freeze them ...