User management is at the heart of every UCS Domain. Here you are creating, editing and finally deleting your users. Additional tasks such as name changes and new passwords are also happening here. Thus, let us take a look into the first steps of using UCS for the user management in your domain.
Searching for users
Find the user module in the yellow user category as an entry with the same name. Once you open the menu, you will see all users by default. Scrolling up and down in the list, you can browse the different users.
You can also search for a specific user by entering, among other things, the first name, last name, username or e-mail, also just parts of it, in the search bar. Pressing on the double arrow » next to the search field you open the extended search to scan for other attributes.
User details can be found in the user view. Just click on an existing user to open. You also get there automatically when creating a new user.
Menu entry “Groups”
The menu entry “Groups” allows you to manage the user’s group membership. We highly recommend that every user is a member of the group “Domain Users”, either as the primary group or in an additional group. Any other group membership can reflect your organization and especially represent complex organizational structures and tasks.
Menu entry “Account”
The entry “Account” provides you with control about the user account. One of the most important settings here are the Roaming Profiles and the ability to control which of the web services that are integrated in UCS can be accesssed.
Menu entry “Contact”
The “Contact” entry allows you to manage the physical address of the user as well as his phone number and e-mail. Please note that the e-mail address here is only valid for address books of attached software. For the actual mail server settings use the field “Primary E-Mail Address” on the general user view site.
The additional entries in the square brackets are meant for experienced administrators. Please refer to our handbook for more information.
Creating new users
In the main menu, you can also create new users. Just click on the “Add” Button. A wizard guides you quickly through this process. Mandatory values are the last name, username, and password. Optionally, you can enter a first name and make some settings for the password. A click on “Create User” finishes the process.
Click on a user in the user overview to modify it. Please note: Attributes with a grey overlay cannot be changed. Other characteristics like the e-mail address require the use of a specific syntax. If you do not follow it, the system will warn you.
When saving, the Univention Management Console will check the changes for consistency. If there is a mistake, the UMC will deny saving all changes and give you an error message.