[K12OSN] authentication and home directory from OS X server

Dan Young dyoung at mesd.k12.or.us
Thu Dec 13 21:48:04 UTC 2007

I was able to help a district do this. The trick for me was just
mounting home using the Apple OD homeDirectory attribute as it was,
rather than using any symlink magic or overloading homeDirectory with
a local /home path. On the LTSP servers, I just:

mkdir -p /Network/Servers/<hostname.fqdn>/Volumes/Users

and mounted it from the home server using NFS.

Obviously make sure the home directory path in "getent passwd
<username>" matches reality in terms of mounted file systems. Also
make sure NFS is enabled and allowed for the LTSP box on OS X Server

Hope this helps.

Dan Young <dyoung at mesd.k12.or.us>
Multnomah ESD - Technology Services

On 12/13/07, Hung Phan <phanh at canby.k12.or.us> wrote:
> Hello, folks
> Wonder if anyone able to have their K12LTSP clients successfully
> authenticate and get the user home folders from Apple Open Directory
> (either auto-mount NFS folders or symlink the local home directory
> with OS X home directory?)
> We follow this article http://www.oreillynet.com/lpt/a/7073 and got
> the clients to see the LDAP but not able to mount NFS shared folder.
> Thanks,
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