Proxy home directories are useful in helping to avoid user problems logging in because of incorrectly assigned home directories and incorrectly managed volumes.
Mac OS X fails the login if a home directory is not provided as a part of the login process.
However, Novell Kanaka for Mac can communicate to the user (and the administrator) and indicate the reason why the login is failing. A proxy home directory is passed back to the client for mounting when mounting the “real” home directory is not possible for some reason.
The proxy directories are managed in the Web management interface for Novell Kanaka for Mac at https://server_ip_or_DNS_name:3089
IMPORTANT:It is very important for the volume of the server where the Kanaka Engine is running to have the Novell Kanaka for Mac AFP/CIFS volume name configured and have AFP/CIFS configured so that all users can reference it.
Figure 12-5 Change Proxy Home Page