Creating a User Home directory when you use LDAP Authentication

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Published on 25 May 2004

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IBM Form #: TIPS0410


Authors: Gregory Geiselhart

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    Abstract

    Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) allows a system administrator to centrally define and manage Linux users. Using LDAP, an administrator can define a user to many Linux systems. User information,such as the user password and location of the user's home directory, is stored in the LDAP directory rather than on the local Linux system. This technote describes how to configure the Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM) to automatically create a user home directory the first time a user logs on.

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