Overview: Configuring the Directory Service

You can manage users and groups in Presentation Builder using either the default directory service, MCS directory, or one of several external directory services. You configure your selection in Management & Control Services (MCS). Directory services from which you can select are:

You can add or modify users and groups in the MCS directory as needed from within MCS. For the other directory service types, the user and group lists are maintained by the directory service. MCS references their user and group lists based on the server address you specify when configuring the directory service in MCS.

Regardless of the directory service you use, you can also create virtual groups, which you can use to organize users within MCS and simplify assigning access rights. Virtual groups exist only within MCS; they are not added to your external directory service.

Related Topics
Bullet Setting Up Centralized Management, Overview
Bullet Selecting a Directory Service
Bullet Adding a User or Group to the Directory Service
Bullet Associating Users with Groups