I've got a couple of CentOS 7 client machines authenticating against OpenLDAP right now. The next step is to get autofs working. Which I have, but my map loads all users at once. I'd like to avoid this. Assume I have two users


They both have a NFS share and I want to map them using autofs.

/home -fstype=nfs,rw domain.com:/homes

Works, but I get everyone. I thought that I could use variables or wildcards to achieve this. So I attempted the following map

/home/${USER} -fstype=nfs,rw  domain.com:/homes/${USER}
/home/${USER}/Music -fstype=nfs,rw  domain.com:/homes/${USER}/&

But it would appear that my variables aren't liked by CentOS. I've tried

/home/${USER} -fstype=nfs,rw  domain.com:/homes/${USER}
/home/$USER -fstype=nfs,rw  domain.com:/homes/$USER
/home/* -fstype=nfs,rw  domain.com:/homes

Could someone please tell me what I'm missing?

Thank you!

Edited for logs

Dec  8 22:22:13 workstation automount[1897]: setautomntent: lookup(sss): setautomntent: No such file or directory
Dec  8 22:22:13 workstation automount[1897]: do_mount_autofs_direct: failed to create mount directory /home/${USER}
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    Use something like '* fileserver.example.com:/export/home/&' – nkms Dec 9 '15 at 9:08

From the autofs man page:

Map Key Substitution

An & character in the location is expanded to the value of the key field that matched the line (which probably only makes sense together with a wildcard key).

Wildcard Key

A map key of * denotes a wild-card entry. This entry is consulted if the specified key does not exist in the map. A typical wild-card entry looks like this:
*    server:/export/home/&
The special character '&' will be replaced by the provided key. So, in the example above, a lookup for the key 'foo' would yield a mount of server:/export/home/foo.

Am typing from my phone so apologies for the formatting.

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