Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP12 Administrator's Guide

Finding Group Entries

Before you can edit a group entry, first you must find and display the entry.

ProcedureTo find a group

  1. Access the Administration Server and choose the Users and Groups tab.

  2. Click Manage Groups.

  3. Enter the name of the group that you want to find in the Find group field.

    You can enter any of the following values in the search field:

    • A name: Enter a full name or a partial name. All entries that equally match the search string are returned. If no such entries are found, all entries that contain the search string will be found. If no such entries are found, any entries that sounds like the search string are found.

      • An asterisk (*) to see all of the groups currently residing in your directory. You can achieve the same effect by simply leaving the field blank.

      • Any LDAP search filter: Any string that contains an equal sign (=) is considered to be a search filter.

        As an alternative, use the drop-down menus in “Find all groups whose” to narrow the results of your search.

  4. In the Look within field, select the organizational unit in which you want to search for entries.

    The default is the directory’s root point, or top-most entry.

  5. In the Format field, choose either On-Screen or Printer.

  6. Click Find.

    All the groups matching your search criteria are displayed.

  7. In the resulting table, click the name of the entry that you want to edit.

The “Find all groups whose” Field

For LDAP services, the “Find all groups whose” field allows you to build a custom search filter. Use this field to narrow down the search results that are otherwise returned by Find groups.

To display all of the group entries contained in the Look within directory, enter either an asterisk (*) or simply leave this text field blank.

For more information regarding how to build a custom search filter, see Building Custom Search Queries.