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Configuring Explicit Group Maps

User and Group mapping lets you create inter-platform and cross-platform maps among Microsoft Windows and UNIX user and group accounts even when the user and group names in both environments are not identical.

User and Group mapping also lets you set up one-to-one mappings between Windows users and UNIX users and groups. For example, a Windows user name could be mapped to a UNIX user name, or a UNIX group could be mapped to one or more Windows user accounts. Explicit maps can also be used when the same person has different user names on Windows and UNIX accounts. Using the Explicit Group Maps option lets you maintain a single mapping database for the entire enterprise.

Note   NFS is available only if Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX Server for NFS is installed on this server. If NFS is not available on this server, these procedures are not applicable.

To create explicit group maps

  1. On the primary navigation bar, choose Shares.
  2. Choose Sharing Protocols.
  3. Select NFS Protocol, and then choose Properties.
  4. Choose User and Group Mappings.
  5. Fill out the General tab, making sure you have either supplied an NIS Domain or PCNFS passwd and group files. For more information on filling out the General tab, see Configuring User and Group Mappings.
  6. Select the Explicit Group Maps tab.
  7. Optionally: Enter the name of the NIS server to map to in the NIS domain field.
  8. To populate the UNIX groups list, choose the List UNIX Groups button.
  9. Select a group from each group, and then choose Add.

    The mapped groups appear in the Explicitly mapped groups box. If you want to map to a DOMAIN group, type the domain\group name, select a UNIX group, and then the add button next to the domain\group entry box.

    Note   You can map groups from one Windows domain to more than one UNIX domain, but not the reverse.

To set one of the mappings as the primary maps for a given group

  1. Select the mapping from the Explicitly mapped groups list.
  2. Choose Set Primary.
  3. Choose OK.

To delete explicit group maps

  1. Follow steps 1-4 from the To create explicit group maps procedure to navigate to the Explicit Group Maps page.
  2. In the Explicitly mapped groups list, select the group mapping you want to delete.
  3. Choose Remove.
  4. Choose OK.

Related Topics

Configuring User and Group Mappings

Enabling Simple Maps

Configuring Explicit User Maps