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Chapter 20. Configuring Advanced Multius... > Managing Users Through NetInfo

Managing Users Through NetInfo

Although you can create and customize users using the Accounts System Preferences pane, there are some aspects about a user account that can only be customized directly in the NetInfo database, such as the group to which a user belongs.

Understanding Sane User Account Management

It can be very useful to add groups to your system for any logically collected groups of users on your system. The Unix privilege system underlying Mac OS X contains a mechanism to allow groups of users to mutually share access to files within their group, while protecting those files from other users on the same system.


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