A home directory (or "home folder" on Windows and Mac OSes) is a file system directory on a multi-user operating system containing files for a given user of the system.

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OS X Server: Trouble logging into (network home) account on server (guest: off)

Edit (tl;dr): I think I may have found the "error" - Guest access was turned off on the /Homes directory. I turned it on and now I can login as a network user. Can someone explain why this is ...
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How exactly does the home folder mapping in 2003 AD work?

I'm trying to troubleshoot an issue with a user's My Documents not being mapped to a network location as it should be. Most of the user have their AD account set to have H as their home folder and ...
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Giving UNIX system services access to restricted user home directories

I need to restrict the permissions of user directories in /home so that, for some accounts, other users can not read files or cd in to them. But I still need to give system services access to them. ...
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Setting up ProFTPd with default home directory based on username

I am setting up ProFTPd with MySQL authentication. It works so far, I can connect. However, I want to set the SQLDefaultHomedir directive so that I don't have to include it in my database. I want to ...
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How can I get DSADD to assign home folder of newly created user account?

I use the following command to create 15 user accounts: FOR /L %i in (1,1,15) DO dsadd user "cn=Grade 6 Student %i,ou=Accounts Student,OU=School Name, dc=curric,dc=schoolname,dc=wan" -samid g6%i -upn ...
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Server 2012 - Home Folder Share Permissions

I'm trying (without success) to get help with setting up User Home Folder\Directory permissions on server 2012. What I would like to know is what permission do I need so that each user can access ...
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NTFS Permissions for root share that houses Home Directories Windows Server 2008 R2

I am using the AD Profile Tab to Auto create Home Directories at \server\home so the permissions are automatically created. What should the permissions (NTFS) be for the actual folder that the home ...
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What happens if /home directory gets 100 percent usage / Debian

My question is pretty simple but another opinion would be nice. We have Debian [2.6.18-6-686] machine, /home is mapped like this df -h | grep home /dev/mapper/local_disc-home ...
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Move /home to new partition on CentOS

I have a new partition which is called /dev/DTX and I would like to move /home to it. /home contains all users websites. Is there any way to do it via SSH? Thanks
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eCryptfs on ubuntu server : How to keep the home mounted without being over ssh?

I have a daemon program who need to read in a file who is saved somewhere in my home folder. But every time I close my ssh connection, this daemon can't read the file because it appear that eCryptfs ...
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Open directory, external NFS file shares and automounter

This may be a big one. I've set up Open Directory on Mac OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion) with users to allow everyone on the network to logon to any client with these centrally stored users. Before this ...
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Windows 2008 R2 not all folders showing in user home folder after migration

During our migration process from SBS2003 to Windows Server 2008 R2, I copied the user home directories across to their new location on the Windows 2008 R2 server. I have a specific problem with one ...
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Linux FTP can't CD to anything before home directory

I've connected to my ftp server from my local linux terminal. As far as I understand I've been using the ! to navigate through local files (i.e !ls vs ls) I can't seem to cd .. to my home folder, ...
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Apache virtual host configured with a sym-link to a folder in my user directory fails with 403 Forbidden

I'm sure someone has asked/answered this before but my search hasn't helped me much so... I have Eclipse IDE installed on my Linux box (LM13) with the 'workspace' folder located @ ...
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Debian home directory permissions get resetted

On Debian Squeeze once a day the home directory permissions of one specific user get resetted to chmod 700 and chown root:root. Every day I have to set the permissions manually to login properly. ...
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VSFTPD (CentOS 5)

I can create (mkdir) folder & upload (put) file into "/home/my_ftp_folder" thru terminal, but I don't know why I can't remove folder, remove file I uploaded.
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Home directory filling up on ubuntu

I have a dedicated ubuntu server that hosts a rails web app. It has 2.9TB free in the home directory, which is where I host the app (for convenience sake). We host video so the home directory was ...
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How to Automatically Create Home Directory for Active Directory User on Solaris (using PowerBroker)

I have a number of existing users in Active Directory that need a home directory created. They don't log directly in to Solaris but into a service running on that box. If I login as them their home ...
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Automate new AD user's home folder creation and permission setup

I know if we setup a base folder or a profile path in the Profile tab of an AD user, we can copy it and the folder creation and permission setup will be automated. My problem is that not all my users ...
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How to change mount point for /home

I am using CentOS 5.8 x64bit I have all my users directories in the /home/ directory, the drive which CentOS is installed along with /home is on /dev/mapper/VolGroup01-LogVol00 And its getting ...
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Changing Network Path of Offline Files

Many of our users have their Home folder set as Available Offline. Their Windows 7 laptops will not be back on our network for a few weeks. In the mean time, we're setting up new servers and ...
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Set owner of new users home folder to user instead of BUILTIN\Administrators when using ADUC (on Windows Server 2008 R2)

In our AD, we create new users by copying a default user in ADUC. For the default user we specified a home folder using the %USERNAME% variable (mapped to H:): \fileserver\homes\%USERNAME% For new ...
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Empty homedir name when SSHing to localhost

I am trying to start a system (Hadoop, but that should not matter much for this question), and need to be able to ssh to localhost. I do this on windows with cygwin. The cygwin SSHD service is ...
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How to deny folder redirection for RDP to server

We have a few users running Windows 7 Enterprise. Group Policy does folder redirection for the Desktop and Docs. Users also have to log into a remote server frequently and do not want home folder ...
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How to set a specific directory location for individual MySQL database?

Is it possible to set each database in MySQL to use a separate datadir? I'm running a userdir development (sandbox) server and would like to put the MySQL data files for the database(s) for that user ...
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Upstart: running app from home folder

I've created two user accounts for two applications: mongod and node.js. Both of these store their data in their home folder. This keeps data "sandboxed" and prevents them from needing to be in the ...
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How long does it take to modify the permissions of /home/?

So I am using Transmit.app for my SFTP client and I changed permissions in /home/ and pressed the "Apply to Enclosed..." option as well. So essentially it is applying the desired permission to every ...
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Using OSX home directories from linux

I'm running an OSX (Snow Leopard) Server with OpenDirectory, which is nothing else than a modified OpenLDAP with some Apple-specific schemas. However, I want to reuse this directory on some of my ...
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Cannot read/write FTP directory vsftpd on centos 6.0 (empty folder)

I have Centos 6.0 and installed vsftp with YUM, I added a user with Webmin panel, set its home dir to "/var/www/html" and its shell to "/bin/sh", user id is 500, user group is same as name: ...
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Default Home Folder Permissions on CentOS 5

Whenever I create a new user in CentOS 5, their home folder is automatically given the UGO setting of "755", how can I change the default to "700"? Also, the server is technically ClearOS, but it's ...
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Central “/home” using SSHFS?

The standard way to setup a central "/home" directory on a Linux workstation is using NFS. The problem is that I don't like the lack of real security in NFS. So instead I want to try to use SSHFS. ...
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Linux /home privacy

Warrning: this is probably against Unix philosophy and desgin, but I will ask it anyway. Is there a way to achive privacy for three seperate /home/user folders? Problem which is rasing that ...
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OpenLdap synchronize home directory between client and server

I have recently setup Ubuntu ldap client authentication on karmic and lucid desktop clients and the ldap server is running on an 10.04 LTS server and this is the link I followed for client setup and ...
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VsFTPd - pam_mkhomedir

I am trying to set up a FTP server that authenticates against an LDAP server. This part is done and works. My server is VsFTPd on Ubuntu Server 11.04. But I have to create the home directories for my ...
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.htaccess Allow owner of home directory only?

Suppose I have a home directory "~someuser/www" which Apache (maintained by someone else than me) exposes as http://www.myserver.com/~someuser . If I want to limit this directory to certain users, I ...
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How to setup Home Folders for 40 windows users

I am a developer (not a sysadmin) and need some help with best practices for setting up home folders. Currently, I have 40 users that save all their 'my documents' kind of documents on their local ...
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Windows Map to user home directory fails with %username% variable

I have a user johndoe with the following drive mapping in his login script (.bat file). net use y: \\myserver\users$\johndoe However, when I try to use a more generic mapping using the username ...
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CentOS 6: No separate /home partition

I do not want /home in a separate partition for a new CentOS 6 install. However, there no longer appears to be a "Review and Modify Partition Layout" in the text installer. How can I do this? EDIT: ...
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Linux tmp-like dir in home folder?

I'd like to make a folder in my GNU/Linux home directory that behaves somewhat like TMPDIR (usually /tmp or /var/tmp); that is, a folder that deletes its contents on reboot or after they've started ...
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How to change local user home folder on Windows 2000 and above

I was using a local account on a Windows 7 desktop that is not connected to any Active Directory. After a while it was required to rename the local account. Renaming the account was simple using ...
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Apache doesn't serve home dir

I want to serve a home dir from apache but it's going to a permission denied error. I am using Ubuntu 11.04 with Apache2. The error in the log file is: [Tue Jun 21 15:55:34 2011] [crit] [client ...
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/home/vhosts/ or /var/www/

Some web servers I've come across use /home to store the site files: /home/vhosts/www.example.com/ Others use /var like: /var/www/www.example.com/ What's more clean and "Linuxy"? Should we all ...
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Should I encrypt my home directory (Ubuntu Server)? Case scenarios: Dev Server, Production Server, Desktop, etc

I did some searching and found that the biggest downfall is performance. How big is the difference between encrypted vs non-encrypted? What types of setups would you use it for and which wouldn't? ...
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FreeBSD - 'cd ~' takes me to /root instead of home directory

I just created a new user (I was logged in as root to do so) with the adduser utility. I gave the new user his own home directory. If I check the /etc/passwd file, it shows the users home folder is ...
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Jail user to only read/write into their user directory

I'm running a Ubuntu server and wanted to know if there was a way to only allow a user (connecting via FTP and SSH) read and write access to their own /home/user/ directory and not let them read or ...
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What permissions needed to map a drive in Win7 vs. XP?

We are transitioning from WinXP workstations to Win7. Our users have home directories set up as drive letter G:, assigned via Active Directory. The server is Windows Server 2008. We have a user that ...
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Common /home for a couple of Linux distributions

I want to learn one more Linux distribution. I'm serious and "one more" means the second one. I've been using a Linux distribution for almost a decade, I like it very much, but I want to learn ...
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Cygwin User/home folder non existant

I'm a novice at cygwin/linux administration so please be patient with my ignorance: I'm trying to change my .bashrc profile and setup (.gitconfig ) I can't seem to find my home folder. My hypothesis ...
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Ubuntu: How to decrypt home directory, swap (basically everything) without reinstalling?

I just faced a problem with encrypted home directory in Ubuntu Server 10.04. While I know a workaround, I want to just to completely remove encryption from everything. Any hints how to do that ...
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How to tell start-stop-daemon to update $HOME and $USER accordingly to --chuid parameter

I'm trying to run a service that uses $HOME and $USER environment variables. I could set them in service itself, but that would only be a temporary solution. Let's say I have a script test.sh with ...