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By Kevin Fenn

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Posted: 26 Aug 2003
 

This is the third in a series of articles on iManager that appears in Novell AppNotes, for the full article, go here http://developer.novell.com/research/sections/netmanage/netnovice/2003/august/n030801.htm

Group Management

Group Management role allows you to create logical groups in the eDirectory tree. The concept of a group is fundamental to what a Directory can provide for your network. Groups can be useful to help you manage administrative resources as well as user resources.

We have previously talked about using groups to manage your administrative users. For example, you can create a group called administrators and assign to the group the rights or roles necessary to administrator a network resource, such as rights to folders and files on a server.

It's also a good idea to use groups to manage network resources. For example, you could create a group called DevUsers. This group object would have rights to a certain network resources, such as printers or folders, etc. Members of this group would have access to this common set of resources without having to assign the resources to each user object. This greatly simplifies administration.

To create a group object, follow the steps below:

  1. Login to iManager with a user assigned to the Group Management role.
  2. Expand Group Management.
  3. Click Create Role.
  4. Enter in a name for the group and context as shown in Figure 1.

Creating a group for group management purposes.

Figure 1: Creating a group for group management purposes.

  1. Click OK to create the group.
  2. Click OK to return to the home menu.

To delete a group, follow the steps below:

  1. Expand Group Management.
  2. Click Delete Group.
  3. Type in the full distinguished name of the object or use the object browser to browse to the object. Notice that you can select multiple objects as well.
  4. Click OK to delete the object.
  5. Click OK to return to the home menu.

To modify the properties of a group, follow the steps below:

  1. Expand Group Management.
  2. Click Modify Group.
  3. Type in the full DN of the object or use the object browser to browse to the object. Notice that you can select multiple objects as well.
  4. Edit the properties as needed, as shown in Figure 2.

Modifying an already created group in Group Management.

Figure 2: Modifying an already created group in Group Management.

  1. Click OK to modify the group.

To read the full text of this article, you can go to Novell AppNotes at http://developer.novell.com/research/sections/netmanage/netnovice/2003/august/n030801.htm


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