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looking for a "user friendly" way to map out permissions

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We are about to move some data onto new storage and i want to use the opportunity to have management tell me how they would like directory permissions to be set.

The directories currently exist on a mac server and so the volume is not NTFS.

I'd like a format where I can show them what the permissions currently are and a way to annotate any changes they would like.

I was thinking of just saving the output of ls -l to a text file but I'd like a more user friendly format and also a way to record the results.  I'm not sure if I need a tool or just a layout.

I've seen tools but they're mostly for NTFS.  they output should be straight forward because we have users who will have 1 set of permissions and supervisors that will need access to create and delete a few directories that regulars users can't.
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Hi C2media,

I would use Workgroup Manager to show and edit users on your OS X Server. The main window displays all users and privileges and makes it very easy to edit each individual user or group.

Here is a link to Workgroup Manager:

This one is for 10.8 OS X Server
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1567

This one is for 10.7 Server
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1528

I would suggest a VNC to remote in to show your colleagues the Server, iTeleport                      ( http://www.iteleportmobile.com ) is one of the  most secure and fastest VNCs I have used, not to mention the picture is crisp and beautiful. If you need to hop from one system to the next I would suggest using Logmein ( https://secure.logmein.com/smbit/?affiliateid=83 ) because you can log in from your iPhone, iPad ( https://secure.logmein.com/products/ios/ )
or Android device ( https://secure.logmein.com/products/Ignition/android/ ) and quickly shoot it out over Airplay, if you have an AppleTV, or a VGA cable to show everyone in the room your server.

Hope this helps and have a great meeting!
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