Home directory creation does not work on the root of the volume

  • 3001356
  • 26-Apr-2007
  • 26-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell Identity Manager 3 - Driver for eDirectory
Novell Identity Manager 3.5 - Driver for eDirectory

Situation

Home directory creation does not work on the root of the volume
Home directory is not created
eDirectory-to-eDirectory Driver is used with a template

A template is used by the eDirectory driver to create the users. In the template the Home Directory is specified and it is pointing to the root directory of the volume.

Resolution

The Home directory path is specified in ConsoleOne with two fields: the Volume and the Path. In the Path the eDirectory-to-eDirectory driver expects no trailing slash (/) character. If a directory is specified on the volume as a home directory no ending slash is added by ConsoleOne, however if the Path is pointing to the root of the volume a slash is added to the Path field. The IDM engine adds an additional backslash to the path which will make different applications incapable of finding the correct path.

The slash (/) needs to be changed manually to a backslash (\) character in the Path part of the Home Directory attribute on the Template with ConsoleOne.

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