You can create group profiles for Active Directory groups and—in hierarchical zone environments—local groups. A group profile consists of two attributes and a list of group members. The attributes that must be defined for the group profile to be complete are the following:
- A unique numeric identifier (GID).
- A group name.
A group must have a complete profile with all of these attributes defined to be recognized as a valid group in a zone or on a specific computer. These are the same attributes you define locally for Linux and UNIX groups in the /etc/group file.
For details about creating profiles for Active Directory groups, see Creating group profiles for Active Directory groups. For details about creating profiles for local Linux and UNIX groups, see Creating, modifying, and deleting group profiles for local groups.