Groups provide a method of sharing common configuration options with multiple user accounts. Configuring a group is similar to configuring a user account. Groups can be created at the server or domain level.
Virtually every configuration option available for a user account can be set at the group level. For a user to inherit a group's settings, it must be a member of the group. Permissions and attributes inherited by a user through group membership can still be overridden at the user level. A user can be a member of multiple groups in order to acquire multiple collections of permissions, such as directory or IP access rules.
At the server level, the following options are available:
|Global Groups||Add or edit groups available to global user accounts on the file server.|
|Database Groups||Database groups are loaded from the specified ODBC data source and supplement the local group database.|
At the domain level, the additional options are available:
|Windows Groups||Create and maintain groups representing settings for your Windows Organization (OU).|
|LDAP Groups||Create and maintain groups representing settings for your LDAP groups.|