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Authentication Services 4.2 - Administration Guide

One Identity Privileged Access Suite for Unix Introducing One Identity Authentication Services Unix administration and configuration Identity management Migrating from NIS Managing access control Managing local file permissions Certificate Autoenrollment Integrating with other applications Managing Unix hosts with Group Policy
Authentication Services Group Policy
Group Policy Concepts Unix policies One Identity policies
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Message of the Day policy

The Message of the Day policy displays a message to users logging in to a Unix workstation. This policy allows administrators to configure the /etc/motd file. Message of the Day policies can be overridden. If there are multiple Message of the Day policies, contents of /etc/motd is dictated by the lowest Message of the Day policy in the hierarchy or the highest enforced Message of the Day in the hierarchy.

Set the Message of the Day policy

To set the Message of the Day policy

  1. Start Group Policy Editor.
  2. Select Unix Settings | Quest Authentication Services | Client Configuration in the scope view.
  3. Double click Message Of the Day.

    The Message Of the Day Properties dialog opens.

  4. Type the text of the message into the text box or click Import to import the contents of a local or remote file.
  5. Click OK.

Samba Configuration policy

Samba is a Unix implementation of the Microsoft Windows network file system protocol (CIFS/SMB). Samba allows you to access Unix file systems from Windows and vice versa. The Samba Configuration policy allows you to set the options in the smb.conf file using Group Policy.

Samba Configuration policy settings are organized into four sections: global, homes, printers, and shares. A setting is either a global setting or a service setting. Global settings are only specified in the global section. Global settings affect the general operation of Samba. Service settings are specified in all sections. Only service settings can be specified in the homes, printers and shares sections. Service settings specified in the global group act as defaults for all sections.

Symbolic Link policy

A symbolic link is a pointer to another file or directory. This policy manages symbolic links (symlinks) on Unix. Administrators can configure a set of symlinks that are created when policy is applied. Symbolic link entries are append only and cannot be overridden. However, if there is more than one of the exact same entry, the link will be created only once.

Symbolic links can be used to simplify other policies where file locations may differ from system to system. You can use the Symbolic Link policy to create a more uniform file system environment for running commands or modifying files. Be sure that the Unix Settings Extension is processed before any other CSEs that might need symlink functionality. You can control this with the Client-Side Extensions policy.

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