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KB-0092: Creating a home directory for new users on Solaris

Authentication Service ,  

12 April,16 at 11:24 AM


Do new users on Solaris create a home directory.


In most operating environments, when new users log on successfully, Centrify DirectControl will automatically create the user's home directory. On Solaris, however, the home directory is typically automounted over NFS, so the option to automatically create a new home directory for new users is off by default. You can turn on this feature, if suitable to your environment, by adding the homedir flag to the session line in /etc/pam.conf file.

Open /etc/pam.conf file using an editor and look for

"other session sufficient debug"

and add "homedir" to the end of that same line eg.

other session sufficient debug homedir

Please ensure that you are not creating another same entry in the file. Doing so, will execute the first entry and ignore the second entry.

Restart of services is not required because the file will be re-read upon login.