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    how to automount user home with Likewise Open?

    We have a Win 2008 R2 server providing AD & user home directories.

    I have successfully joined an Ubuntu Desktop 10.04 box to AD using Likewise Open (this is stupidly easy) and network login works.

    HOWEVER - by default, logging in as an AD user on the Ubuntu box creates a _local_ home directory for that user. That's not what I want - I want each user's network home (residing on the Win server) to be mapped to some local directory on login, so that they see all their expected files in ~/Documents, etc.

    In other words, I want it to function like an AD-bound Mac when a network user logs in.

    Has anyone done this? Online documentation is spotty and out of date (of course).
    Thanks all -

    Luke Jaeger | Technology Coordinator
    Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School
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    Last edited by misterfriendly; 27th July 2012 at 04:17 PM.

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    This may or may not be of use to you.
    I'm using Centos clients here. Authentication is done through samba winbind and homedirectories are mapped using pam_mount.
    The install is done remotely through kickstart (in spacewalk) and the config files are deployed through spacewalk.
    my notes:

    to setup for domain membership during kickstart:



    during kickstart configure authconfig:
    authconfig --enablewinbind --enablewinbindauth --smbsecurity ads  --enablewinbindoffline --smbservers=server1.domain.college.internal,server2.domain.college.internal --smbworkgroup=DOMAIN --smbrealm DOMAIN.COLLEGE.INTERNAL --winbindtemplatehomedir=/home/DOMAIN/%U --enablekrb5  --krb5realm=DOMAIN.COLLEGE.INTERNAL --enablekrb5kdcdns --enablekrb5realmdns --enablelocauthorize --enablemkhomedir --enablepamaccess --updateall --enablewinbindusedefaultdomain --krb5adminserver=SERVER1.DOMAIN.COLLEGE.INTERNAL,SERVER2.DOMAIN.COLLEGE.INTERNAL --winbindtemplateshell=/bin/bash --krb5kdc=SERVER1.DOMAIN.COLLEGE.INTERNAL,SERVER2.DOMAIN.COLLEGE.INTERNAL --update
    join domain:
    #net ads join -u administrator
    *additionally install pam_mount-2.5-1.fc12 as centos 6 lacks the package

    upload the following to: /etc/security/pam_mount.conf.xml to client

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
    <!DOCTYPE pam_mount SYSTEM "pam_mount.conf.xml.dtd">
      <mntoptions allow="nosuid,nodev,loop,encryption,fsck,nonempty,allow_root,allow_other,workgroup,nosetuids,noexec,nosuid,noserverino" />
      <mntoptions require="nosuid,nodev" />
      <logout wait="2" hup="0" term="yes" kill="0" />
      <mkmountpoint enable="1" remove="true" />
      <debug enable="0" />
      <volume fstype="cifs" server="student" path="%(USER)" mountpoint="/home/DOMAIN/%(USER)/H_Drive" options="workgroup=DOMAIN,uid=%(USER),dir_mode=0700,file_mode=0700,nosuid,nodev,noserverino" />
    upload the following to /etc/pam.d/password-auth-ac to client:

    # This file is auto-generated.
    # User changes will be destroyed the next time authconfig is run.
    auth        required      pam_env.so
    auth	    required	  pam_mount.so
    auth        sufficient    pam_unix.so nullok try_first_pass
    auth        requisite     pam_succeed_if.so uid >= 500 quiet
    auth        sufficient    pam_krb5.so use_first_pass
    auth        sufficient    pam_winbind.so cached_login use_first_pass
    auth        required      pam_deny.so
    account     required      pam_access.so
    account     required      pam_unix.so broken_shadow
    account     sufficient    pam_localuser.so
    account     sufficient    pam_succeed_if.so uid < 500 quiet
    account     [default=bad success=ok user_unknown=ignore] pam_krb5.so
    account     [default=bad success=ok user_unknown=ignore] pam_winbind.so cached_login
    account     required      pam_permit.so
    password    requisite     pam_cracklib.so try_first_pass retry=3 type=
    password    sufficient    pam_unix.so sha512 shadow nullok try_first_pass use_authtok
    password    sufficient    pam_krb5.so use_authtok
    password    sufficient    pam_winbind.so cached_login use_authtok
    password    required      pam_deny.so
    session     optional      pam_keyinit.so revoke
    session     required      pam_limits.so
    session     optional      pam_mkhomedir.so
    session     [success=1 default=ignore] pam_succeed_if.so service in crond quiet use_uid
    session     required      pam_unix.so
    session optional pam_mount.so 
    session     optional	  pam_krb5.so

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    I wrestled with this for ages. I got it to automount shared mounts but I'm afraid I gave up on the home directory in the end. This was a couple of years ago so it may be easier now but I wouldn't hold your breath.
    Last edited by will_; 12th August 2012 at 01:33 PM. Reason: typo

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    I think that Centrify DirectControl Express has the option to mount the home folder you have set in AD, rather than use a local folder.

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