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Chapter 20. A Network Security Primer > Using Groups to Provide Access Levels

Using Groups to Provide Access Levels

If you have a large number of users on your network, assigning different permissions (or rights) to these users can be a gargantuan task. Network operating systems allow you to place users into groups. A group is a logical administrative container that holds a collection of user accounts.

Placing users into groups makes it much easer for you to assign permissions to your users. For example, if you have a shared folder where 20 users need to be able to add and delete files in the folder, you could place all these users in a group and then assign the appropriate permissions to that group. If another subset of your users only needs the Read permission for files in that shared folder, you could create a second group and assign the appropriate permission level.


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