When using Active Directory, how do you choose which staff can log in and what they can see, and keep students out?

Active Directory keeps its users in folders, like files, which it calls Organisational Units (OUs).  Users in Active Directory can also be members of Active Directory Groups.  Emerge detects whether a username is an SLT or a teacher by being told what OU an SLT or teacher user is in, and/or which group.  If a user logs in from the Emerge app and they meet the rules for SLT then they get that permission; if not then we test to see if they meet the teacher rules; and if not then they get refused login because we don’t know what type of user they are.

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