There are four ways to create groups in Mountain Lion Server. The first is using the Server app, the second is using Workgroup Manager, the third is using the Users & Groups System Preference pane and the fourth is using the command line. In this article we will look at creating groups in the Server app.
Once a server has been an Open Directory Master all user and group accounts created will be in the Local Network Group when created in Server app. Before that, all user and group objects are stored locally when created in Server app. Once promoted to an Open Directory server, local groups must be created in Workgroup Manager, the Users & Groups System Preference pane or using a command line tool appropriate for group management.
- Give this group a shared folder: Creates a shared directory for the group, or a group with an ACL that grants all group members access.
- Make group members Messages buddies: Adds each group member to each other group members buddy list in the Messages client.
- Enable group mailing list: Enables a list using the short name of the group where all members receive emails to that address.
- Create Group Wiki: Opens the Wiki interface for creating a wiki for the group.
Once changes have been made, click Done to commit the changes.