[(Feature)Suggestion] Import Users/Groups from System

  • Hi,


    while setting up Transmission (via omv-extras) I came across this, and as i dont know where to put it, I made this Thread.


    In Transmssion it is possible to enter the desired download-folder (or share) but naturally the permissions must be set correctly (as stated inside the Plugin). I wanted to do this via OMV-Webgui but the gui only shows a few users and even fewer groups that are present on the system (I guess only users/groups created with the gui). I tried to import the group I needed because I thought the Import funtion is intended for importing system groups into OMV, but it just showed a error message that the group id was already in use (which is, of course, correct). So far I havent discovered any other method to get system groups into the gui. The rights-management in the gui is pretty nice so i would like to use it exclusively and prefer not to fiddle with both system-permissions(chown...) and omv-permissions(i guess some acl thing).


    The Feature i would like to request is a third import/create option for users and groups that lets you choose a system user or group (etc/passwd,/etc/group) to import in the OMV-Gui.

  • I know that i can create groups in the gui, thats not the problem. I guess my description was a bit too specific.


    I was talking about adding groups that already exist in Debian eg. debian-transmission in the OMV-Gui so that I am able to use the gui to setup the rights for the shares.

    • Official Post

    I know that i can create groups in the gui, thats not the problem.


    I was talking about adding groups that already exist in Debian eg. debian-transmission in the OMV-Gui so that I am able to use the gui to setup the rights for the shares.


    Yah, that was my mistake... That's what happens when you're
    1. Tired
    2. Post before reading an entire post.. :)

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    I think a lot of people would screw up their systems if they could start altering privileges for system users...

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  • Thats why I would suggest an option in the dropdown for the add-button so you can decide for yourself which users/groups you want to have in the gui to mess around. I think it would be a nice addition for more experienced users because you dont need to fire up a console to change the ownership of a share to get a specific service (e.g. transmission, pyload, web,...) to work. And if Iam not mistaken, you can only alter the permissins for shared folders within the gui so you cant screw up that much.


    This would also lead to easier solutions to those "Iam not able to download something with plugin xy" threads.

  • This would also lead to easier solutions to those "Iam not able to download something with plugin xy" threads.


    Those threads should get less if the plugins utitlize the users group. ;)


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  • Thats why I would suggest an option in the dropdown for the add-button so you can decide for yourself which users/groups you want to have in the gui to mess around. I think it would be a nice addition for more experienced users because you dont need to fire up a console to change the ownership of a share to get a specific service (e.g. transmission, pyload, web,...) to work. And if Iam not mistaken, you can only alter the permissins for shared folders within the gui so you cant screw up that much.


    This would also lead to easier solutions to those "Iam not able to download something with plugin xy" threads.


    plus one to that :thumbup:

  • What do I need to be able to set an existing system user (no home directory) as nginx pool owner?


    Where does OMV store the information "this user was added by OMV"?


    I want distinct users for each nginx website but they should be system users and should not have a home dir.

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