Overview: Configuring the Directory Service

You can select from a number of directory services for managing users and groups in MCS. Directory service options include:

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 MCS Directory
Bullet Associating Users with Groups