[Samba] User folder automatic creation - should use skel, but no

Sven Schwedas sven.schwedas at tao.at
Fri Jan 17 00:48:24 MST 2014

Windows logon is completely separate from Unix logon and does not use
PAM at all. So yes, it's done by samba itself.

On 2014-01-16 17:45, Márcio Merlone wrote:
> Hi,
> I am testing Samba 4.1.4 Sernet packages on Ubuntu 12.04 to replace our
> old Samba 3.x server. I edited pam common-session file and added
> '<https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Setting_up_a_home_share>session
> required    pam_mkhomedir.so skel=/etc/skel/ umask=0027' just before
> pam_unix.so and pam_sss.so. If I shell-login on the server it create its
> homedir as expected using /etc/skel with the correct umask. But when I
> login on Windows it creates its homedir and profile folder without
> copying /etc/skel nor honoring umask.
> I assume Samba is creating the user's folder /before/ pam, and thus not
> using skel, is this correct? What's wrong and how can I fix this?
> Best regards.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen, / Best Regards,
Sven Schwedas
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