Group file format

The file provider uses a group file in the format of the /etc/group file that exists on most UNIX systems.

The group file consists of one or more lines containing four colon-separated fields, as shown in the following example:


The fields are defined below in the order in which they appear in the file.

Group name
The name of the group. This field is case-sensitive. Although OneFS does not limit the length of the group name, many applications truncate the name to 16 characters.
This field is not supported by OneFS and should contain an asterisk (*).
The UNIX group identifier. Valid values are any number in the range 0- 4294967294 that is not reserved or already assigned to a group. Compatibility issues occur if this value conflicts with an existing group's GID.
Group members
A comma-delimited list of user names.