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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Users in the built-in groups not getting permissions on workstations in a W2K3 Domain

I've been pulling my hair out over trying to get certain users onto DHCP classes to either filter their internet or allow unfiltered internet access. Basically I've got a transparent squid proxy ...
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Domain Admins vs. Administrators in Windows AD DC [closed]

Having read in [1]: "Domain Admins Members of this group have full control of the domain. By default, this group is a member of the Administrators group on all domain controllers, all domain ...
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How can I restrict Windows AD logon to a certain group?

Our organisation has an AD; all users are in the one OU. I administer a section of the users. We have a bunch of computers that I only want to allow logon by users in a particular AD group (i.e. users ...
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How to delete folder of owner/group 99 99

I am using wordpress with wp-super-cache plugin. This plugin automatically created a cache folder in my site for storing the cached files. But unusually it created folder with owner/group 99 99. It ...
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Do I need to add myself to the crontab group for cron to execute my user crontab?

I am running Ubuntu server 9.10, and I am trying to set up some commands in my crontab. However, it seems that none of these commands are executed. I have noticed that there is a crontab group. Do I ...
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Why cant a group member modify a file in a group he is part of?

-edit- i figured it out. I needed to use adduser username group instead. I added a user with the command useradd -G myapp_user newusername then i changed the group on the public folder that i ...
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Permissions required to look up a domain user's group memberships

I am writing some code to look up the members of particular domain groups. Does the user that this application runs as need any particular permissions on the domain to get this information? ...
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How do I add a domain user to a group on a non-domain server?

If we are running a server that is not attached to the domain, how would I go about adding a domain user to a local group on that server?
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Active Directory, Linux, and User Private Groups

We're in the process of moving from NIS on our Linux systems to binding everything to Active Directory. The NIS environment follows the common standard used by many Linux distributions that a user's ...
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SquidGuard and Active Directory: how to deal with multiple groups?

I'm setting up SquidGuard (1.4) to validate users against an Active Directory domain and apply ACLs based on group membership; this is an example of my squidGuard.conf: src AD_Group_A { ...
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Groups and Symlinks, is this safe?

Im trying to serve similar content over two websites, but don't want to have 2 of each file, especially when they are growing. The basics, im running CentOS, with cPanel. Is it safe to do the ...
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How do I Make a Copy of Local Group?

In Server 2003: I would like to make a copy of a pre-existing local group on the server and then modify its users. How can I make a copy of a group? (with a new name, of course) Alternatively, is ...
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Samba groups not working

I am trying to get samba working with groups. I am using CentOS. #sswords = yes lanman auth = no null passwords = no hosts allow = 129.130.155. netbios name = a server server string = base PHP server ...
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How do I add a group in Mac OS X 10.6?

Surprisingly, it's been tough for me to find the command(s) to do this. Does anyone know how to add a group? Thanks! Or do something like this: # create the MySQL group dscl . create /Groups/mysql ...
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How can I get a list of linux users/group?

I need to get and filter the linux users list like: username1 username1_group username2 username2_group ... usernameN usernameN_group I've tried, but only that I've found is: cat /etc/passwd | ...
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How to limit access to Exchange 2003 Mobile Activesync server by user?

So I was asked to set up an Exchange Activesync mobile gateway. That's done. It's a separat eExchange 2003 front-end server configured for SSL, and I've put an off-domain ISA server in front of it. ...
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Deployment and Ownership issues

As an extreme newbie, I am having difficulty managing ownership and permissions on my first box. What I can't figure out is how to deploy using one user, we will call him deploy and operate my php ...
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Require membership of more than one group in Apache

I would like to be able to do this: <LocationMatch ^/secret/(.+?)> <Limit GET> Require group member </Limit> <LimitExcept GET> Require group member Require ...
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Powershell script to pull users from an ad group and create folder with permissions

I saw a question that was similar however the answer they got was in vbscript. (http://serverfault.com/questions/33861/powershell-command-prompt-create-folders-from-ad-group-members) I need to create ...
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On Windows Server 2003, permissions are not propagating to a group that is a member of a group

Windows Server 2003 on i386. FTP server is running as the SYSTEM user/group. Some files we want served (read and write) are owned by the group 'ftp.' ftp has full read/write/whatever permissions on ...
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How can I proxy multiple LDAP servers, and still have grouping of users on the proxy?

I have 2 problems that I'm hoping to find a common solution to. First, I need to find a way to have multiple LDAP servers (Windows AD's across multiple domains) feed into a single source for ...
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Rundown on Jira Permissions

I'm trying to setup Jira for some company projects, and also some personal projects, and I'm running into some confusion with the permissions. Would someone running a Jira server be able to give me a ...
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Easiest option for sharing users across linux machines?

On windows there's active directory. On Linux there are several options, but what's the dead simplest option to set up? I'd like to manage users and groups centrally, but don't need anything fancy ...
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Is a reboot required to refresh permissions after adding a user to a new group?

On ubuntu server, I've noticed more than once now that after adding a user to a group that user doesn't have group permissions until I reboot the system. For example: User 'hudson' needs permission ...
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Access to Distribution groups

Is it possible to block access to an AD Distribution group for a user? Such that he does not see the group, even if he is a member of that group.
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Group Permissions

I have a directory named DIR and a group GRP and two users, root and jortiz. I created DIR when logged in as root and set the group ownership of the DIR to GRP: drwxrw-r-x 2 root GRP 4096 2009-11-12 ...
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Does SCCM support nested group memberships?

I'm an SCCM newbie so maybe my question doesn't make any sense but please bear with me. If I understand correctly, users become members of AD groups that represent software packages. If a user ...
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ACL users to change write permissions

I’m trying to set up an environment in which multiple users can work on a single website project. In addition, every one should be able to grant additional write permissions for apache. The idea is ...
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Where should I place group shared files on a Linux system?

I'm migrating a lot of small custom scripts and data from a Linux system to another. On the old system we had a shared user that owned most of the files and they where located in that users /home, ...
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How to force the loading of the group file

This is on a CentOS 5.3 server I am logged in as myUser. myUser is added to a new group while logged in. (root edits the /etc/group file in another session) How can I get the change to take effect ...
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OpenSolaris user permissions and problems

I'm trying to achieve the following in OpenSolaris to setup permissions on the ZFS volumes (shared using CIFS). There are some users who should belong to the sysusers group, they have access to ...
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Display rights to folders for a particular Active Directory Security Group

I'm after a way of displaying the particular folders a security group may have access to. I know I can check individual folders, and compile a list manually, but we have too many for this approach to ...
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How can I quickly add a lot of users to an Ubuntu server from the command-line?

I've just become familiar with basic usage of adduser. I'd like to eliminate the interaction/prompts. Since I'll be rebuilding this machine often, I'd like to script the process or at worst just ...
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How do I log e-mails sent to a google group?

I'm setting up a non-profit organization with e-mails @companyname.com, and I've begun using Google Apps for this. Can I use Google Apps e-mail to maintain a history of all the e-mails sent to a ...
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Exchange 2007 distribution groups best practices

researching the topic for some time now, here are the two facts I've found so far from Microsoft, followed by a whole bunch of questions. In Exchange 2007, you should use universal groups for ...
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LDAP query on linux against AD returns groups with no members

I am using LDAP+kerberos to authenticate against Active Directory on Windows 2003 R2. My krb5.conf and ldap.conf appear to be correct (according to pretty much every sample I found on the 'net). I ...
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AD group membership changes not reflected in winbind information

I have inherited several RHEL5 servers that were set up to authenticate users against their AD accounts via winbind. Everything works fine until I update group membership in AD. For some users, the ...
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Sysadmin meet-ups and groups in Vancouver?

I'm going to be visiting Vancouver next month, and am wondering if anyone knows of any sysadmin related meet-ups that happen there on a regular basis? My partner and I have a plan to move there one ...
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What user/group should I make my web folders?

Server: debian4 / apache2 / php5 I have a vps and i usually only run websites that I administer, so I have loaded everything up under one username. Now I have an external developer doing some work, ...
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How valuable do you find professional memberships?

I've been a sysadmin for the better part of a decade, but only in the past few years have I really been interested in really bettering myself and the profession. To that end, I joined LOPSA (it was ...
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Groups and Permissions: Nested UNIX groups

We are getting more and more outside developers (from different clients) and are beginning to need a better strategy than adhoc adding to our server and adding to them ourcompany group (which owns ...
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Default groups assigned to the first user in Ubuntu Server 8.04?

I just made a silly mistake on my Ubuntu Server box: I added myself to a group using usermod -G, after which I discovered the -a option... The result is that I am now out of the admin group, and ...
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OpenSolaris: Remove user from a group from command line

How can I remove a user from a group from the command line in OpenSolaris (2008.11)? I know I can define a user's primary group and a add a user to a group with: usermod -g primarygroup user usermod ...