LDAP home directories

Chandler, Jay chandler at chapman.edu
Wed Oct 18 06:10:30 UTC 2006

At this point, we've no need for Samba-- our AD is separate from our
LDAP directory, and the integration is handled elsewhere.  

Unfortunately we have about 50K LDAP users, so creating local users for
all of them is unfeasible unless there's a batch process to do this.

I know it's possible under CentOS (I think via OpenLDAP?) with a minimum
of hassle...

Jay Chandler
Network Administrator, Chapman University
714.628.7249 / chandler at chapman.edu
Ethernet, n.  What one uses to catch the Etherbunny.
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Subject: Re: LDAP home directories


We are using FreeBSD with Samba+OpenLDAP, each user effectively needs
mapping to a local user so what we've used to give us the ability to
type :
   cd ~user
and get their home dir, as well as type :
   id 10000
to get their username/groups... is to install nss_ldap, pam_ldap, edit
the files in /etc/pam.d/, there is a lot of good information on this,
have a look at the Samba docs as well as the documentation for
pam_ldap and nss_ldap.
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