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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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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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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Why does samba include seemingly bogus “supplementary groups”?

Our environment is subject to the "16 group limit" with Samba. We are using Samba version 3.6.12. Basically if a user is in more than 16 groups, the whole system gets hosed and things go haywire. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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/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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 to add a domain user to the local admin group remotely?

I need to add a domain user in the local administrator group remotly and I have to the local admin password
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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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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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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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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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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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Mac OS X Server (10.8) - SMB sharing permissions don't update (when a user is removed from a group)

We're running a Mac OS 10.8.3 server using the File Sharing feature. We have both AFP and SMB sharing enabled. When we change a user's permissions, their permissions are set properly when accessing ...
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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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Puppet module to manage groups not working

I have configured a module to set up a new group using the following documentation: http://docs.puppetlabs.com/references/latest/type.html#group. [root@puppetmaster ~]# cat ...
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Dynamic group membership to work around no nested security group support for Active Directory

My problem is that I have a number of network administration applications like SAN switches that do not support nested groups from Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). These legacy administration ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Managing access to multiple linux system

A searched for answers but have found nothing on here... Long story short: a non-profit organization is in dire need of modernizing its infrastructure. First thing is to find an alternatives to ...