That's what I needed to know. We'll set a system-wide policy and be done
with it. Thanks!
On Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 9:43 AM, Stephen Gallagher <sgall...@redhat.com>wrote:
> On Wed 31 Oct 2012 08:56:14 AM EDT, Bret Wortman wrote:
>> Has anyone set things up so that individual users have the option to
>> automount a homedir or have one autocreated on each system they use
>> for them? I have some users who prefer one way and others who prefer
>> the other. Both have valid reasons and I'd rather not make an
>> authoritarian decision for one over the other.
>> 1. How could this be handled as a user option, set as the account is
>> created or modified and open to adjustment later?
> A feature could be added to SSSD to allow users to override the home
> directory location on individual clients. This feature would have to be
> subject to administrator approval in some way (to restrict where users
> could set their home directories and which users have this privilege). That
> requires some thought. Feel free to file an RFE at
> 2. How might this be handled as a login option, allowing the user to
>> select their automounted homedir or a local homedir?
> This just isn't going to happen. Period.
> The location of the user's home directory is an integral part of the
> user's identity on the system. It cannot vary at login time. All sessions
> of the logged-in user (as well as any application that calls getpwnam())
> need to agree on this value or you will have problems.
> Anyone already set this up and have it working well? I'd hate to spend
>> time re-inventing a wheel if there's already an excellent example in
>> the wild....
> As a general rule, it's usually better to just make the decision on a
> per-system basis than a per-user basis. I.e. everyone who logs on to
> certain infrastructure systems will always use the automount home
> directory, but on personal systems they can be configured to not use
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