15.4 Creating Users and Groups

All OES components require that you create User objects to represent the users on your system. The Linux User Management (LUM) and Samba components on OES Linux also require that you create a Linux-enabled Group object that you can assign the users to.

In addition to these basic objects, it is usually helpful to organize your tree structure using Organizational Unit objects to represent the structure of your organization and to serve as container objects to help manage the users, groups, servers, printers, and other organization resources you manage through eDirectory.

The Lab Guide for OES Linux and Lab Guide for OES NetWare both provide basic instructions for creating container objects as well as Group and User objects in eDirectory.

For more information about Linux User Management, see Section 18.4, LUM Implementation Suggestions.

For more information about Samba, see Creating and Enabling Samba Users and Groups in the Samba Administration Guide for OES Linux SP2 .

For detailed information on understanding, creating, and managing the various objects your organization might require, see the Novell eDirectory 8.7.3 Installation Guide .