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Administering Rights with ConsoleOne

Novell Cool Solutions: Feature
By Jeff Fischer

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Posted: 14 Nov 2002

Here's some good information on system rights and how to administer them using the ConsoleOne utility. It's a great rights review -- if you've been around the block a time or two -- and a good primer about using ConsoleOne as an administration utility.

Here's what the article covers:

  • Granting Rights
  • Assigning Rights Explicitly
  • Controlling Access to the NetWare File System by Trustee
  • Controlling Access to Novell eDirectory by Resource
  • Controlling Access to Novell eDirectory by Trustee

Here's an excerpt:

When you assign rights, you always link them with a specific user, group, or other Novell eDirectory object that is the trustee (possessor) of the rights. You can grant rights to two classifications of objects:

File System Objects. Examples of file system objects are the files and folders that users need access to every day to perform their jobs.

eDirectory Objects. These are objects specific to Novell eDirectory. Examples of these objects are users, groups, and containers.

Each time a user accesses any resource on the network, eDirectory calculates the user's effective rights assignment and verifies that the user has appropriate rights to access the resource. Users are given access only if they have the necessary rights. If they do not have the necessary rights, the user's request for the resource is rejected by eDirectory and the user receives an error message.

Here's where to read all about it:

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