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How to Add Groups to a User Group (Nested Groups)

asked 2014-07-25 05:32:46 -0500

Phx_01 gravatar image

Looking for ways to configure users and groups, I stumbled upon "system-config-users". However, besides being able to create/edit/remove users and groups, it can only place users into a group. There appears to not be a way for nested groups (a.k.a. group inside a group).

I wonder, is there a way to add other groups into a group? A GUI tool would be awesome, but if not available, command-line would be just fine as well.

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answered 2014-07-25 08:51:44 -0500

msuchy gravatar image

Not possible.

User can belong to multiple groups. Group can have multiple users. But group can not have another group as member. This can be probably done if you use FreeIPA as identity management, but that is completly different level (and complexity).

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Ok. I will see about trying FreeIPA then. Saw that I already installed it. While you mention that this is a different level and complexity, I learned that having groups in a group can make things easier on the long run.

Phx_01 gravatar imagePhx_01 ( 2014-07-25 16:31:36 -0500 )edit

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