Thank you for your response. As you suggested I
checked /etc/nsswitch.conf. ipa-client-automount left the line looking

automount: sss files

So I changed it to:

automount:  files sss

rebooted and tried again. The results were the same.

I also checked /etc/passwd. There is an entry for local which was
created by Anaconda during the system build.

-----Original Message-----
From: "Ainsworth, Thomas" <>
To: Dean Hunter <>
Subject: Re: [Freeipa-users] Auto-Mount Home Directory for Local Users?
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 17:34:08 -0400

A couple of things to check (you probably have done this thought)...

- Make sure the entry in /etc/nsswitch.conf reads:

automount:  files sss

- Also, do you have a "local" account entry in /etc/passwd?  That may
confuse things...


On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 1:12 PM, Dean Hunter <>

        I have successfully configured FreeIPA to auto-mount the home
        for FreeIPA users.  But on those occasions when I need to login
        as the
        local administrator I can not get a home directory:
        [root@host ~]# ssh local@fedora19
        local@fedora19's password:
        Could not chdir to home directory /home/local: No such file or
        -bash-4.2$ logout
        Connection to fedora19 closed.
        [root@host ~]#
        where local is a member of the wheel group. Where do I start?
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