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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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 ...
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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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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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Purpose of primary group [closed]

Why do we need a primary group for users? Why is it mandatory to the users to have a primary group?
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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ADSIEdit freezes gettings properties of a group with hundred of thousands members

Doing performance testing on an AD-LDS (Server 2008 R2 64 bits), we created a milion user in a single OU. We also created a single group object and made those milion users member of that group. When ...
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How many users can be in a AD LDS group?

Microsoft published the recommended maximum limits for users in an Active Directory group. It basically says : Starting with Windows Server 2003, the ability to replicate discrete changes to ...
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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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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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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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How to enable group-writable suexec-capable CGI scripts?

I have been asked to set up a shared webspace on our department webserver that may be accessed by multiple people and which might be running CGI or PHP scripts. The people maintaining the webspace ...
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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 ...