Dear Martin,

Thank you very much


From:   Martin Kosek <>
Date:   09/12/2013 03:29 PM
Subject:        Re: [Freeipa-users] [How to] Set UID, GID, HomeDir in 
Trust AD user

On 09/12/2013 09:16 AM, wrote:
> Dear all,
> I have two domain, one is Windows AD domain, another is IPA domain. Both 

> two domain already have two-ways trust, and Windows AD user can logon 
> under IPA Client PC successfully.
> Since user account in Windows AD can logon IPA Client PC, May I set UID, 

> GID, HomeDir for the user from Windows AD? If so, how should I do? Any 
> tutorial on web?
> Thanks
> Kevin Tang

With a plain Active Directory and users signing from AD to FreeIPA Linux
client, AD user will get automatically assigned UID and GID based on their
Windows identification (SID). This should work fine.

However, I think you cannot set custom home dir centrally, unless you 
"Services for Identity Management for UNIX" AD extension and FreeIPA to 
use it:

Design page of the feature:
Test day page (a.k.a. tutorials):

... and particularly this part:

If you do not want to use the extension, you could for example override 
default home dir on FreeIPA clients e.g. with subdomain_homedir option of
sssd.conf (man sssd.conf).


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