[CentOS] LDAP create home directories

Sat Dec 19 20:25:05 UTC 2015
Tim Dunphy <bluethundr at gmail.com>

Hey guys,

 I've setup an LDAP server on our network. I'm using OpenLDAP.

 It was really easy to use the authconfig-tui to generate the nsswitch.conf
and ldap.conf files that would allow user authentication.

 But when users would log in, the system wasn't creating the home

 I found one command that would correct that:

 authconfig --enablemkhomedir --update

After that logging in with an LDAP user to that machine would create the
home directories.

But that only worked on the first machine. Running the command on other
machines would have no effect. Which is odd. You would think it would be

Even after copying over the entire contents of /etc/pam.d from the working
machine to the non-working machine and making sure that the non-working
machine had the same /etc/nsswitch.conf /etc/openldap/ldap.conf as the one
that worked. It still doesn't create the home directories when LDAP users
log in.

The non-working machine also has the required librariy file:

-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 11176 Aug 18 10:56

So how can I fix this? How can I get the system to create home directories
for LDAP users automatically?


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