Group Management

Security and distribution groups play an important role in managing objects within any Active Directory and ADAM installation. While security groups are critical to Windows resources that are managed by access control lists (ACLs), it is not uncommon to use security groups as a basis for authorization roles within our own applications as well. As such, creating and managing security groups within Active Directory and ADAM becomes important from beyond the simple administrative detail of placing a user into a specific group. We often need to automate the management of group membership from within the application to drive the functionality. This chapter deals with the most common tasks for managing groups and their memberships. We will be building on the techniques and concepts presented in the first sections of this book to apply them to real-world tasks and scenarios.

We will start by looking at how we can create security groups, and then how we add and remove users from them. Finally, we will wrap up with how we can inspect groups to determine their membership, including both normal groups and primary groups.

Part I: Fundamentals

Introduction to LDAP and Active Directory

Introduction to .NET Directory Services Programming

Binding and CRUD Operations with DirectoryEntry

Searching with the DirectorySearcher

Advanced LDAP Searches

Reading and Writing LDAP Attributes

Active Directory and ADAM Schema

Security in Directory Services Programming

Introduction to the ActiveDirectory Namespace

Part II: Practical Applications

User Management

Group Management

Authentication

Part III: Appendixes

Appendix A. Three Approaches to COM Interop with ADSI

Appendix B. LDAP Tools for Programmers

Appendix C. Troubleshooting and Help

Index

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The. NET Developer's Guide to Directory Services Programming
The .NET Developers Guide to Directory Services Programming
ISBN: 0321350170
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 165
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