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Associating Users with Groups

In addition to creating individual users, Management & Control Services (MCS) allows you to associate one or more users with a group so that you can more efficiently manage your users. There are two methods you can use to associate users with a group in MCS. Click the desired method below to view the corresponding procedure.

To assign one or more users to a group
  1. In the MCS selection panel, point to MCS Functions and then click MCS Security.

    The MCS Security tree appears.

  2. In the MCS Security tree, click Plus sign next to Directory Services, or double-click Directory Services.

    The Directory option appears.

  3. Click Directory.

    The Directory page appears in the MCS management panel, displaying a list of all users and groups defined in the directory service.

  4. Click a group in the Directory list, and then click Properties in the lower-right corner of the Directory page.

    The Properties of Group groupname Attributes page appears.

  5. Click the Members tab.

    The Properties of Group groupname Members page appears.

  6. From the Directory list, select the user that you want to assign to the selected group, and then click Add.

    The selected user appears in the Members list, indicating the users that are currently assigned to the selected group.

    Repeat this step as necessary to add additional users to the group.

    To remove a user from the Members list, select the user and then click Remove.

    For details on the Members page, click Help.

  7. Click Save to activate the users within the group.

  8. Click Close to return to the Directory list.

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To assign a group membership to a user
  1. In the MCS selection panel, point to MCS Functions and then click MCS Security.

    The MCS Security tree appears.

  2. In the MCS Security tree, click Plus sign next to Directory Services, or double-click Directory Services.

    The Directory option appears.

  3. Click Directory.

    The Directory page appears in the MCS management panel, displaying a list of all users and groups defined in the directory service.

  4. Click a user in the Directory list, and then click Properties in the lower-right corner of the Directory page.

    The Properties of User username Attributes page appears.

  5. Click the Membership tab.

    The Properties of User username Membership page appears.

  6. From the Directory list, select the group with which you want to associate the selected user, and then click Add.

    The selected group appears in the Member of list, indicating the groups with which the selected user is currently associated.

    Repeat this step as necessary to assign additional groups to the user.

    To remove a group from the Member of list, select the group and then click Remove.

    For details on the Membership page, click Help.

  7. Click Save to activate the group memberships.

  8. Click Close to return to the Directory list.

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Related Topics
Bullet Adding a User or Group
Bullet Deleting a User or Group
Bullet Viewing User or Group Attributes
Bullet Configuring the Directory Service
Bullet Overview of the MCS Directory
Bullet Overview of MCS Security
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