3.5 Creating a Context for Your Users and Groups

All OES 2 services require that you create User objects to represent the users on your system. The Linux User Management component for OES 2 servers requires that you also create a Group object that you can assign the users to.

If you reviewed Section 3.2, An Introduction to eDirectory Planning, you might have noticed an Organizational Unit object named USERS in Figure 3-2 and Figure 3-3. It is helpful to have at least one Organization Unit object to contain user-related objects, such as User objects and Group objects.

To create an Organizational Unit container object named USERS in the LAB Organizational Unit object:

  1. In iManager, click the View Objects icon View Objects icon.

  2. In the left pane, click the Browse tab.

  3. Click the down-arrow Down Arrow icon next to the COMPANY Organization object Organization icon.

  4. Click LAB, then select Create Object from the drop-down list.

  5. From the Available Object Classes list, select Organizational Unit, then click OK.

  6. In the Organizational Unit name field, type USERS.

  7. Click OK > OK.

  8. Do not close iManager. Continue with the next section, Assigning a Password Policy to Your Users.