Displaying explicit groups The main directory management utility in OS X is the “dscl” command, which can be used to search for the explicitly assigned groups for users in a couple of ways: Within the dscl utility: Both of these approaches have an inherent frustration, in that they will search for an display these attributes on a per-user basis, so the output is a long list of the groups, under which you will see all attributes of the Group Membership tag (ie, all users for each group).
To make this more legible, you can make use of a few Terminal tricks, by piping this output to other commands to parse and modify it so we only get the information we want.
If you want to send a message to all members of your soccer team in Mac OS X Mail, you can enter their addresses one by one in the Bcc: field, of course.
You can also turn the team members into a group in your Mac OS X address book, however, and address messages to all of them not only with much more elegance and easy but also with unprecedented speed.
On one of the folders, I have the permissions as follows via the interface.
Group1:read/write, Spotlight:custom, Owner:read/write, staff:none, Others:none. Permissions on the enclosing folder are: Group1:read Group2:read/write, Owner:read/write, staff:none, Others:none.
Open Directory Utility, click Active Directory and then click the Search Policy button.
Your sales team, your soccer team and your team of like-minded art buffs are united not only by common goals but also by constant communication.
As new machines are added to that meet the filter criteria, the machines are included in the machine group.
Just as a side note does anybody know why Apple decided to remove the red dot (the traffic light indicating system thing)?
I'm talking about the "Network Accounts are unavailable" red dot (Stays on until they do become available).
As a result, the use of groups when setting up a multi-user Mac can be exceptionally useful, but then again may also leave open security holes if not done correctly.
Since groups are technically user account entries in the system’s directory that hold information about other user accounts, groups can be members of other groups, and thus form hierarchies.