Cool Solution - Automatically create users home directories

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Note: Cool Solutions are articles documenting additional functionality based on Univention products. Packages provided by a Cool Solutions Repository are built by Univention, but will not be maintained. Not all of the shown steps in the article are covered by Univention Support. For questions about your support coverage contact your contact person at Univention before you want to implement one of the shown steps.

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The package univention-homedir-autocreate creates a users home directory automatically without the need of a login from the user. However, this packages does not create home directories on a NFS share. This is done by the listener module nfs-homes which comes with the package univention-nfs.


After enabling the Cool Solutions Repository you can install the package with the following command:

univention-install univention-homedir-autocreate


By setting the Unix Home Directory in the Account tab of the UMC, the listener gets triggered and creates the respective directory. Additional folders can be created using univention-skel upon the first login of the user.


  • There is a version of this article for UCS 4.1.
  • There is a version of this article for UCS 3.2.
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