What global security access modes are used by my ReadyDATA storage system?
The ReadyDATA lets you use its local user database or an Active Directory for authentication of user and group access to shares. You configure either one or the other:
- Local user database. The local user database lets you create user groups and accounts on the ReadyDATA. You set access rights to shares at the share level.
The local database lets you manage up to 60,000 users and up to 60,000 user groups. You need to create and maintain the user groups and accounts on the ReadyDATA.
NETGEAR recommends that you first create user groups, and then create user accounts, so you can assign users to groups.
Active Directory. If your network includes a centralized Windows-based Active Directory server, this option is available to you.
The ReadyDATA forms a trusted relationship with the Active Directory server and allows all user authentications to occur there.
Users and groups are displayed in the Access section of the Properties pane on the Shares screen. You set access rights to shares at the share level.
A ReadyDATA in an Active Directory environment can serve up to 65,535 users.
Accounts for these users are created and maintained in the Active Directory, and are pulled into the ReadyDATA.
This article applies to the following ReadyDATA storage systems: