5.3 Configuring [Public] as a File System Trustee

The [Public] trustee is not an eDirectory object. It is a special trustee that represents any network user, logged in or not, for rights assignment purposes. By making [Public] a trustee of a directory or file, you effectively grant all objects in eDirectory the same trustee rights.

IMPORTANT:For security reasons, you should not provide the file system Supervisor right to the [Public] trustee.

To add the eDirectory [Public] trustee as a file system trustee of a directory:

  1. Log in to iManager as a user with the Supervisor right or Access Control right on the NSS volume or NCP volume you want to manage.

  2. Select the View Objects icon at the top of the page.

  3. On the Tree tab, navigate to and select the NSS volume or NCP volume that you want to manage.

  4. In the right panel, click the directory links to navigate to the directory.

  5. Select the check box next to the directory of interest, then select Actions > Properties to open the directory’s Properties page.

  6. On the directory’s Properties page, click the Rights tab to view the trustees, trustee rights, and inherited rights filter for the selected directory.

  7. Add the eDirectory [Public] trustee as a file system trustee of the directory.

    1. Scroll down to the Add Trustees field.

    2. Type [Public] enclosed in square brackets with a dot before and after, then click the Add (+) icon.

      For example:


      The name appears in the Trustees list, but it is not actually added until you click Apply or OK. The Read and File Scan trustee rights are assigned by default.

    3. (Optional) Add other trustee rights for the .[Public]. trustee by clicking the check box below the right, then click Apply.

    4. On the Properties page, click Apply to save the changes.

  8. Click OK to close the Properties page.

For an example of how to use the [Public] trustee, see Section 5.4, Configuring the [Public] Trustee Access Rights on NSS Volumes for Daemons Running as the Nobody User.