LDAP Home Connector

The LDAP Home Connector App provides the ability to mount a user’s windows home directory to their ownCloud instance.

This document assumes the ownCloud Enterprise edition has been installed and the app has been downloaded from ownCloud.

Mount home directory in Ubuntu

There are two options to mount the home directory.

  1. This is not persistent across reboots and will need to be entered after each reboot of the Ubuntu server

    • #mount –t cifs –o username=<user>,password=<password>,uid=www-data,gid=www-data //<ip>/<directory> <directory>
      • #mount –t cifs –o username=ocmount,password=Password01,uid=www-data,gid=www-data // /mnt/share
  2. Modifying the /etc/fstab file will keep the mount across reboots

    • Add the following line to the fstab file

      • //<ip>/<directory> <directory> cifs credentials=<credential file>,uid=33,gid=33
        • // /mnt/share cifs credentials=/etc/credentials,uid=33,gid=33
    • Then create a <credential file> with the following

      • Username=<user>

      • Password=<password>

        • /etc/credentials is as follows:


Configure ownCloud

Install the app

  1. ftp the app package (eg enterprise_files_ldap_home-x.y.z.tar.bz2) to the apps directory of your ownCloud instance

  2. Decompress the app package

    • tar jxvf enterprise_files_ldap_home-x.y.z.tar.bz2
  3. The decompression creates an enterprise directory – Under the enterprise directory exists the files_ldap_home directory. Move this to up one level

    • #cd enterprise
    • #mv –R files_ldap_home ..
  4. Login to your ownCloud instance as admin and proceed to the apps page

  5. Find the LDAP Home Connector app on the left and select it

  6. Select “Enable”


Configure the App

  1. Navigate to the Admin page and scroll to the “LDAP User Home” section

  2. Fill in the name that you would like to display the folder to the user as in “Display Folder As”

  3. Fill in the attribute name that will contain the homeDirectory. Use any LDAP attribute that is not already in use, In this document we will use the UserSharedFolder attribute.

  4. Select “Save”

Configure the LDAP server

  1. In Active directory, open the user profile

  2. Scroll to the “Extensions” section and select the “Attribute Editor” tab

  3. Scroll to the attribute being used (UserSharedFolder in this instance)

  4. Select Edit

  5. Enter the user’s home directory (from the mount)

  6. Select OK

  7. Select OK at the bottom of the user page

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