structure in Device Manager is flexible. Users may belong to multiple groups,
groups may be nested inside of other groups, and the number of groups is not
limited. You can create permanent or ad-hoc groups to suit any purpose. Device
Manager supports the following sources of group information:
- LDAP directory.
You can configure Device Manager to read an LDAP-compliant directory, such as
Active Directory to import groups, user accounts, and related properties.
- Manual entry.
You can use group maintenance forms in Device Manager to quickly create groups.
Groups appear in
Group pane, the area to the left on the
Users tab. The pane depicts groups in a hierarchical
arrangement with the number of members in each group given as a number in
parenthesis after each group name. A default group is automatically created
during Device Manager installation to serve as the top-level node for the group
hierarchy; all other groups appear as children of this node. Groups imported
from LDAP-compliant directories also appear in the group hierarchy, with the
LDAP directory name as the primary node. The individual groups of the LDAP
directory appear as children of the primary node.
Groups may be
nested in the hierarchy without limit. Fully-qualified group names use periods
as delimiters. For example, a group of name Corporate.Sales.SalesSupport.Admin
implies a nesting model based on organizational structure.
Note: User accounts
may exist at any level. Thus, on a parent node, the count of group members
represents the user accounts associated with that discrete node, and not the
sum of the accounts associated with the nodes children.
Groups also appear
User table. The groups a user belongs to appear in