273 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 9, 2005 11:41 PM by Gerrit DeWitt
In Workgroup Manager, click the Groups tab, select one of the desired groups and click the Update Legacy Group button to create a global unique ID (generated ID) for the group. Tiger Server uses GUIDs for groups and users along with GIDs and UIDs.
Generally speaking, the GUIDs serve two purposes:
1. They allow users and groups to be identified globally for use with Access Control Lists.
2. They allow stricter membership checking by the memberd process. This process extends the POSIX group membership model to allow users to be members of more than 16 groups and allows groups to be nested within groups.
POSIX group membership entries still exist: the primary group and the POSIX group memberships are used when checking to see if POSIX group access should be granted to the connecting user for a filesystem object.