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user directories: LDAP authentication Snow Leopard

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I've setup Snow Leopard clients to authenticate users via an LDAP server.  However, no directories ( /Users/<username>) are created when users log in.

I'm pretty new to Mac, and I'm not sure if I need to just create some kind of basic login script to create this.  If so, I'd appreciate some information on that.

Thanks_Ramble




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by:Justin Yeung
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what is your LDAP server OS?
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I don't control the LDAP server - but, I'm guessing it's windows based (definitely not Mac, but could be Linux).  Is there a way to poll it and find out without contacting the central admins?
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LDAP server authenticate which mean it is not join to domian directly

and at this point when you logon, you will not pick up any thing from the domain (serverside)

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by:ramble
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Yeah, that was what I was suspecting.  So, how would I create these directories for the users when they login?
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the easier way is to join the machine to domain (i assume AD) and use the home folder in AD profile

and i don't think there is any script for Mac, the only thing that i can think of for Mac is using Open Directory (mac server).

you can setup a Open directory sync with AD domain, and user will authenticate via OD and you can do much more beside just mapping drives.
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I think I can figure out how to do a script now...but, for now - I'm awarding your initial assessment. Thanks!
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