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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ubuntu mount nfs only if user is in group

I have basic-to-medium advanced network setup at my work. We run an ubuntu 10.04 fileserver serving a few different directories (including /home) over NFS and all client machines (various ubuntu ...
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User groups in Linux

Something is wrong. I've a user U which has primary group A and secondary B. Folder /www/dev is now 775 and set to user www-data and group B But my user U does not have writing permissions to that ...
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Preventing 'Reply-All' to Exchange Distribution Groups

This is another question in a short series regarding a challenging Exchange project my co-workers have been asked to implement. (I'm helping even though I'm primarily a Unix guy because I volunteered ...
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Prevent user “click-expansion” of Exchange distribution group?

I am a Unix guy who recently picked up powershell to help my Exchange admin coworkers implement a challenging project in Exchange 2010. (The requirements we've been given are challenging if not ...
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Windows users and groups management software

I need software to manage a large number of groups for a FTP server. Ideally this software should also allow managing the associated NTFS rights for the folders on FTP (if they still match the ...
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Active directory list of users and “member of” from trusted domain

I've been trying to create a csv file of all the members of an AD but since some groups have members from another trusted domain, these users are not showing up. I also tried outputting users in a ...
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groups and owners with ftp

When a user "U" who is part of group "G" uploads a new file to the server with ftp , the permissions are set as U:U instead of U:G . I know the user is also part of his own group called "U" but how do ...
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can SECEDIT.exe be used to only add 1 group to 1 security policy? example?

I am assuming based on my research for using SECEDIT.exe -- that a template would be added to the exisitng security .SDB file. That this template would be very tiny... only naming the security policy ...
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Change group of only cache folders, recursive

I have a document root folder and I want to cange the group of only the cache directories. How can I do this recursive? The cache directories are always below templates/html, and I want to change it ...
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how to group return string by timestamp and display how many hits per group

I am parsing my httpd access logs, to grab out which of our Google appliance's crawlers are bombarding my web servers, and when. If I type the command: grep google /path/to/access_log | awk '{print ...
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why domain gpo wallpaper is getting applied to the desktops only after logoff or restart

I've appllied wallpaper to Win XP and Win7 PCs through group policy and it is getting applied to all these PCs. My problem is when I change wallpaper jpeg file in server, wallpaper is not ...
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Battling with Office 2007/2010 GPOs

I just set a GPO for the Shared Themes Path for the entire Office 2007 and 2010 suite using the Group Policy: User Policy --> Administrative Templates --> Microsoft Office 2007 System --> ...
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How to create special groups and give them special process

I have many admins on the network and I want to specify job for them for example I want to create group responsible for install and run yahoo messenger means I don't want to give them full admin ...
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Creating user groups and assigning users in Windows Server 2008

I'm setting up an FTP server on a Windows Server 2008 r2 system. Rather than deal with setting filesystem permissions for users manually, I would like to simply grant a single group read/write access ...
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Jenkins/Hudson - LDAP group *lookup* does not work

I'm trying to get Jenkins to authenticate users via our active directory groups. If I insert users they are correctly looked up. If I insert group names, they are not found. Edit: Through trial ...
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Managing Active Directory Group Membership with a Non-Administrator Account In Server 2008

I am running Server 2008 R2 in an Active Directory Domain Environment. I have created a group in Active Directory and I have delegated management authority to that group to a user. I want this user ...
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How do you discover what permissions an AD group has, if you have no documentation?

You just got hired at company A and the old administrator is no longer there. Requests start coming through for adding users to the internet restrict group. When you look at the groups none of the ...
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Active Directory Bulk Group Edit

Is there a way to update the "Managed By" field for every group in Active Directory? I would also need to check "Manager can update membership list" also.
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Linux group / user permission issue

Redhat 5.5, logged in as root I created a group dev-core groupadd dev-core Then I create a new user tony useradd tony I changed tony's password and added tony to group dev-core usermod -a -G ...
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Linux computer (Debian) in a Windows Active Directory Domain, Administrator of AD should have root permission after login

I managed to join my Debian machine (Squeeze) to an existing Active Directory (MS Windows 2008 R2 Server). Everything works fine, I can login using accounts from the Active Directory (NTP, Kerberos, ...
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Universal Distribution groups in WIN NT

we have a domain with "Mixed domain functional level". there are 3 DCs in this domain with (Win2003, Win2000 & WinNT) OSs. here we can create a "Universal Distribution group" on the DC with ...
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How to authenticate users in nested groups in Apache LDAP?

I've working LDAP authentication with the following setup AuthName "whatever" AuthType Basic AuthBasicProvider ldap AuthLDAPUrl ...
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Reuse old transform with new Java update?

We just started deploying Java through GPO. Currently have Java 6 update 23 being pushed out and I would like to move to update 25. Do I need to recreate the transform for each update or can I just ...
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How do I enable group enumeration on a Linux server that is using LDAP to connect to an AD server?

I've got a set of servers that I need to authenticate against a central Active Directory forest. The AD admins have kindly installed the UNIX AD extensions and the NIS ones as well, so I've got a lot ...
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Is it possible to configure a service to run as a group and add users to that group on Windows XP?

Is it possible to configure a service to run as a group and add users to that group on Windows XP? I need the service to have the permissions of the users in that group so that they can logonn, ...
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Planning sysadmin group permissions in Windows network

I need to set up a plan for organizing permissions for sysadmins in a 200-server Windows 2003/2008 network. The servers exist in 5 separate forests that are connected via 2-way trusts. At the moment, ...
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Prompt message after logon

Okay, I am trying to get the group policy to work where after logon the user gets a message prompt. I set the GP, but the message doesn't show. I first searched and seen another post with the same ...
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Unable to get the SSH access for a new user

I created a new user on ubuntu 10 username: codeuser There is an existing user called "admin". Now, my problem is that I cannot directly connect to the server using the codeuser credentials. But, I ...
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Would the AdminSDHolder security propegation affect group membership?

I'm having an issue where every time I add users to the Enterprise Admin group in AD they are shortly thereafter removed. I have Domain Admin rights. I'm wondering if this has anything to do with ...
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php server web user setup

I'm needing to setup a basic web user account on my ubuntu 10.10 server to host web pages. This account should be limited to access only the necessary directories on the machine. I setup the following ...
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`groups` ignores /etc/groups?

What could be going on here? dylan/var$ ls -ld www drwxrwxr-x 2 root webdev 4096 2011-03-19 05:13 www dylan/var$ grep webdev /etc/group webdev:x:1001:dylan dylan/var$ touch www/test touch: cannot ...
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usermod -g doesn't apply permissions right away?

I've noticed that when I add myself to a new group with usermod newgroup -g wayne I will have the group listed when I say groups, but if I were to do something such as sudo mkidr ...
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Fixing Broken Groups

I just got onto a new project with the student government at my University and we're trying to get our webserver into a more workable state. The current problem is that all of us for some reason have ...
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Adding the apache user to my default group doesn't give apache group access

The whole Linux user:group topic just gives me headaches again. Situation I have my document roots (httpdocs) and everything inside chown-ed to a certain user and a certain group, let's say ...
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ISA Server 2006 SP1 :: Any user group (even empty ones) applied to a rule - implements the rule for everyone

I have a rule to deny all access from internal and local host to external. I do no apply a user group and the rule is added to the configuration but obvious does not come into play. As soon as I add ...
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List users in all specified unix groups

Is there an easy way to get a list of users who are in all specified groups? For example, if I have the following users: fred - rainbow, dell jane - hp zippy - rainbow, hp, dell george - hp, dell ...
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How Can I Restrict FTP to a Particular Local Group?

I am running the FTP daemon VSFTPD. I'd like to control FTP access by adding users to a group such that only members of the defined group can access the FTP services. I am thinking I can do this by ...
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Splitting Servers into Two Groups

At our organization, we're looking at implementing some sort of informal internal policy for server maintenance. What we're looking at doing is completing maintenance on our entire server pool every ...
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Unable to change the Terminal Services Configuration as DOMAIN Admin from local console?

how to make the necessary changes in tscc - [Terminal Services Configuration\Connections] RDP-Tcp Properties | Client Settings tab Disable the following: [v] Clipboard mapping (selected and disabled ...
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Centos Apache and Permissions (Sudoers maybe)

OS: CentOS 5.5 I have a 2 users which are part of a group. I would like to allow that group to be able stop and start Apache, but not grant access as root. I have been looking at the Sudoers ...
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Cleaning Up Unused Users and Groups (Ubuntu 10.10 Server)

I'm very much a beginner when it comes to Ubuntu and I've been learning the ropes by diving in and writing a (backend-language independent) web app framework that relies on apache, some clever ...
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Discrepancies in `groups` output

why is it that when I execute groups the output doesn't contain the adm group, while the output of groups $USER has it? The user is supposed to be in that group.
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Using group policy preferences to push a file to C:\Windows on a restricted user

We have a really old Video learning program that we need to run from the network for our students. However it uses Director Player 6.0 and the students get the error: "Unable to copy the driver file ...
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Exchange 2010 Distribution Group - Email Self

In exchange 2010 we have multiple distribution groups. If i am a member of group TEST, and i send an email to this group, i will receive the email. Is there a way of sending to everyone in the group ...
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Jail Linux user to directory for FTP login

I'm planning on using vsftpd to act as a secure ftp server, but I am having difficulty controlling the linux users that will be used as ftp logins. The users are required to be "jailed" into a ...
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Can't resize Folder properties window

I've opened the properties window of a folder to view it's security groups, but the security group names are too long to be fully readable in the security tab. There is no way to resize the window. ...
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How to secure Outlook Web Access against Brute Force attack?

I'd like to secure Outlook Web Access with Exchange 2010 against a brute force attack using account lockout. What is the best way to do this? I have the following group policy: Computer ...
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AD 2003 and AD2008: User works for 2 different OU's and we want to give them different permission depending on where they are working?

I may be on mission impossible: Setting: Health Care Concern: Restricting Access Based on Job Function of the day. A person may work 3 days in one of our OU's, and then cover a shift in a different ...
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Win Server Security: Why do members of a group not get access when the Group has permission?

Environment: No Active Directory and no Domain Controller. Server is Win 2008 I have a directory with only ALLOW permissions set (no DENY permission)..and no inherited permissions. I have two ...
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dn-based linux groups from ldap

Is there any way to use one of LDAP's DN-based groups for linux groups instead of using the uid-based posixGroup objectclass? More broadly, is there any way I can avoid having one set of groups for ...