[CentOS] nis and new users

Tue Apr 15 15:29:45 UTC 2008
Jason Pyeron <jpyeron at pdinc.us>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
> Behalf Of Ross S. W. Walker
> Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 10:39 AM
> To: CentOS mailing list
> Subject: RE: [CentOS] nis and new users
> Jason Pyeron wrote:
> >
> > Every time a "new" user logs into a development box (which does not use
> nfs
> > for the home dirs) the get could not chdir to their home dir. They call
> me
> > with the error and I do a:
> >
> > cp -a /etc/skel/ ~USER && chown USER.users -R ~USER/
> >
> > and it is fixed.
> >
> > Is there an automated way?
> Look at pam_mkhomedir and see if it fits your bill.

Yes that is exactly what we need.


auth       required     pam_securetty.so
auth       required     pam_stack.so service=system-auth
auth       required     pam_nologin.so
account    required     pam_stack.so service=system-auth
password   required     pam_stack.so service=system-auth
# pam_selinux.so close should be the first session rule
session    required     pam_selinux.so close
session    required     pam_mkhomedir.so
session    required     pam_stack.so service=system-auth
session    required     pam_loginuid.so
session    optional     pam_console.so
# pam_selinux.so open should be the last session rule
session    required     pam_selinux.so open

but still get:

Last login: Tue Apr 15 11:24:57 2008 from xxxxxxxx.myvzw.com
Could not chdir to home directory /home/USER: No such file or directory

Any ideas?

> -Ross
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