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Lesson 5. Authenticating and Authorizing Accounts

Lesson 5. Authenticating and Authorizing Accounts

Lesson FilesLesson_5/employees
TimeThis lesson takes approximately 2 hours to complete.
GoalsConfigure Mac OS X Server to control access to an account

Configure Mac OS X Server to control access to files and folders based on user and group accounts

Define authentication and authorization as they are used in Mac OS X Server

Use Workgroup Manager to configure share points and permissions

Use Workgroup Manager to create local user accounts and groups

Understand and implement ACLs in Mac OS X Server


Authentication is the process by which a person identifies which user account he or she will use on the system. This is similar to, but slightly different from, saying that authentication is how a person proves his or her identity to a system. This distinction is useful because multiple people may share the same user name and password, or one person may have multiple user accounts on the same system. In each case, the name and password identify which user account the person wants to use, assuming the name and password are entered correctly. While there are other methods of authenticating a user account, such as smart card or voice print, a name and password are the most common (and are assumed for this lesson).


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