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p_s_92 02-28-2012 05:56 PM

controlling access for 30 Macs in a room
 
All the 30 machines are iMacs running Mac OS X 10.7.3. We just want people from a particular division(not anyone else) only to use them.

I know in Windows you can using active directory create accounts for the users on a domain to which the machines can authenticate when the users try to log in.

How do I do it in Mac? I am a newbie to Mac

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Air 02-28-2012 06:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by p_s_92 (Post 1376217)
All the 30 machines are iMacs running Mac OS X 10.7.3. We just want people from a particular division(not anyone else) only to use them.

I know in Windows you can using active directory create accounts for the users on a domain to which the machines can authenticate when the users try to log in.

How do I do it in Mac? I am a newbie to Mac

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Ummmmmm,
All on the same network, or is it a domain

Air 02-28-2012 06:10 PM

TYPO!! :)
All on the same network, or is it a domain???

p_s_92 02-28-2012 10:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Air (Post 1376220)
TYPO!! :)
All on the same network, or is it a domain???

Yes, they are on same subnet. But, they are standalone. There is no domain.

XJ-linux 02-28-2012 11:35 PM

You could go old school and use NIS. I dislike NIS for large number of users in large environments, but for a small group of systems and users, it's not bad. Google and man pages are your friend.

p_s_92 03-01-2012 06:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by XJ-linux (Post 1376332)
You could go old school and use NIS. I dislike NIS for large number of users in large environments, but for a small group of systems and users, it's not bad. Google and man pages are your friend.

Thanks, that is helpful.

I appreciate your advice and time.


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