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How to create home directory on LDAP login

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Environment

Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 Linux Support Pack 3
OES2 SP3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
SLES 10
SLES 11

Situation

How to create user home directories on ldap login.
 
How to dynamically create user home directories.

Resolution

In the /etc/pam.d/common-auth add
session required pam_mkhomedir.so skel=/etc/skel/ umask=0022
 
Modify the umask as desired
example: only the user can read, write and execute
umask=0077

Additional Information

This solution does not apply to DSfW servers.  The ldap mapping on a DSfW server is mSDS:HomeDirectory, not unixHomeDirectory.  The mapping can not be changed with out breaking DSfW.

Disclaimer

This Support Knowledgebase provides a valuable tool for NetIQ/Novell/SUSE customers and parties interested in our products and solutions to acquire information, ideas and learn from one another. Materials are provided for informational, personal or non-commercial use within your organization and are presented "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.

  • Document ID:7008559
  • Creation Date:11-MAY-11
  • Modified Date:22-MAY-13
    • NovellOpen Enterprise Server
      Open Workgroup Suite - Small Business Edition (NOWS SBE)
    • SUSESUSE Linux Enterprise Server
    • NetIQeDirectory

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