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Accessing directories

The order in which the directories display in the Directory Explorer is the order in which the directories are accessed. You can change the order in the Processing Order property page. Any changes you make are reflected in the Directory Explorer.

What are OS Groups?

OS (Operating System) groups are local user groups differentiated by their operating system. These groups work like directories, but provide no replication. In additon to using external LDAP capable directories as a source for authentication and authorization, you can use local OS Groups.

To enable OS Groups support select the check box on the Directories properties page. The OSGroup directory displays in the Directory Explorer tree.

  • Schema and Connection properties are not supported in OS Groups. Only Domain properties are available for the OSGroups directory.
  • When adding members to authorization profiles, you can use OS Groups as a source in the Add Members dialog box, however, only groups are supported and not users.
  • To disable OS Groups support clear the check box on the Directories properties page.


If OS Groups are enabled in a clustered environment it is very important to ensure that all machines in the cluster have the same groups (including the same users as members of the groups) defined to avoid inconsistent runtime behavior.

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