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I need to use pam_mount to mount user home directories individually at the time that each user logs in. I cant locate a package for this, at least for Centos 6. I would not have a problem building from source if this was a source based distro but because its not I would need to install gcc and all the dependences, seems like overkill.

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I would expect a RHEL6/CentOS6 pam_mount package via EPEL soon.

Until then, you can cherry pick pam_mount and libHX from Fedora 12, as RHEL6 was largely based off of it.

Just grab the packages manually and do a yum install.

I went ahead and did this on one of my RHEL6 boxes, as I'm using pam_mount in a few places:

# yum install pam_mount-2.5-1.fc12.x86_64.rpm libHX-3.6-1.fc12.x86_64.rpm 

I went ahead and configured it, and it works perfectly.

Since CentOS aims for 100% binary compatibility with RHEL, it should work fine on your CentOS6 box too.

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Sweet! I tried to do what you describe but when trying to do the yum localinstall I get an error "warning: rpmts_HdrFromFdno: Header V3 RSA/SHA256 Signature, key ID 57bbccba: NOKEY Public key for pam_mount-2.5-1.fc12.x86_64.rpm is not installed ". Is there a way to install that public key? –  startoftext Aug 22 '11 at 23:43
just add --nogpgcheck –  Chad Feller Aug 22 '11 at 23:47
Thanks, I ended up finding that in google. I thought it was going to be more complicated then that. –  startoftext Aug 22 '11 at 23:48
Did you run into any SELinux issues with pam_mount? –  startoftext Aug 30 '11 at 23:02
no, and I am enforcing. are you seeing issues? –  Chad Feller Aug 30 '11 at 23:06

The support matrix says: It does not work right now.


It seems that you have to wait for a working release. Even installing the compiler toolchain will not help in this case.

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The not so fine print from the top of that page: "(This page claims neither completeness nor actuality. It will be updated as I see fit, no need to write me.)" –  Chad Feller Aug 20 '11 at 6:49

I hope this helps someone. I downloaded the Fedora 17 SRPMS for pam_mount and LibHX, did a rpmbuild and install of LibHX, then pam_mount. The options for the pam_mount.conf.xml are limited, compared to newer OSs. My /etc/secutity/pam_mount.conf.xml mount lines are like:

<volume fstype="cifs"  server="fileserver1.foo.com" path="home" mountpoint="~/U" options="dir_mode=0700,file_mode=0700,nosuid,nodev"> <not> <uid>0-1024</uid> </not> </volume>

I had to tweak /etc/pam.d/password-auth:

auth        required      pam_env.so
auth        requisite     pam_succeed_if.so uid >= 500 quiet
auth        [success=2 default=ignore] pam_unix.so nullok try_first_pass
auth        [success=1 default=ignore] pam_sss.so use_first_pass
auth        requisite     pam_deny.so
auth        optional      pam_mount.so

account     required      pam_unix.so
account     sufficient    pam_localuser.so
account     sufficient    pam_succeed_if.so uid < 500 quiet
account     [default=bad success=ok user_unknown=ignore] pam_sss.so
account     required      pam_permit.so

password    requisite     pam_cracklib.so try_first_pass retry=3 type=
password    sufficient    pam_unix.so sha512 shadow nullok try_first_pass use_authtok
password    sufficient    pam_sss.so use_authtok
password    required      pam_deny.so

session     optional      pam_keyinit.so revoke
session     required      pam_limits.so
session     optional      pam_mkhomedir.so
session     [success=1 default=ignore] pam_succeed_if.so service in crond quiet use_uid
session     required      pam_unix.so
session     [default=bad success=ok user_unknown=ignore]    pam_sss.so use_first_pass
session     optional      pam_mount.so

The default "sufficient" on the pam_sss lines will prevent the mounts from occurring.

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