Note that AD is not 100% RFC2307 compatible, so by default it uses ‚UnixhomeDirectory‘ attribute because traditional ‚HomeDirectory‘ is being used by Windows.

You have to tell SSSD to use ‚HomeDirectory‘ explicitely.



From: Matthew W Hanley []
Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2016 6:47 PM
Subject: [SSSD-users] A problem automounting user's AD home directory


I am using sssd-1.13.0-40.el7_2.12.x86_64​ on CentOS 7.2 and am running into a problem trying to mount user's home directories from active directory.  At this time I am able to authenticate to AD just fine.  However, user's home directories in AD are not the traditional '/home/$USER', but are simply a number that was randomly generated.  I can do an ldapsearch, grab 'homeDirectory', and parse out the path, but I have to do this externally and can't see a way to pass the information back to SSSD.


Is it possible to have SSSD grab the user's AD home directory, and then have it pass it to something that can automount it (autofs or pam_mount)?







Matthew Hanley

IT Analyst

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Syracuse University



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