Directory tools for Edubuntu server

David Groos djgroos at gmail.com
Wed Jun 17 18:02:18 BST 2009


Got it.  Thanks for leading the charge.
David

On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 10:38 AM, Jordan Erickson <
jerickson at logicalnetworking.net> wrote:

> David,
>
> Please comment on the existing bug here:
>
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-system-tools/+bug/259163
>
> It's been open for a while - I would think it'd be a very easy thing to
> fix, but I guess nobody has gotten around to taking care of it yet. This
> would help your problem - in the meantime, I've installed "KUser" which
> is a pretty well made interface for user/group management at my sites.
> The teachers seem to like it because it looks like the old Windows NT
> user admin tool (which they were used to before our switch).
>
>
> Cheers,
> Jordan/Lns
>
>
> David Groos wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > I need to find a better way to manage my users.  The 'Users and
> > Groups' app is too awkward.  With 150 users it is a long list AND it
> > isn't even sortable by username!  When I go to edit a group, the names
> > are listed in a long horizontal line, 1 user after another, separated
> > by semicolons.
> >
> > Is this a use-case for LDAP?  Is there an alternative to Users and
> Groups?
> >
> > Also, our school already uses an LDAP (or it may be a Windows Active
> > Directory)--is there some way to tie into that but manage group
> > membership at the level of my thin client network that wouldn't
> > interfere with the school-wide setting?
> >
> > Thanks some more!
> > David
>
>
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