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I cannot login with local or network accounts into mac os lion

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I cannot login with local or network accounts into mac os lion server
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Jins M. N. replied 4 years ago.
Hi, Thanks a lot for posting your query here. I am Jins here to assist you. It sounds like a network user loggined at the server itself. When a network user logs out, the volume hosting the user's home directory is immediately unmounted. If a network user logs in on the server itself, the home directory volume is not unmounted until logout, preventing other users from accessing that volume until the server is restarted. This can result in users not being able to log in. So, restart your server and let me know the result.

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Jins

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I am restarted multiple times and have disconnected it from the network entirely.
Expert:  Jins M. N. replied 4 years ago.
Okay Kevin, while trying to login what error message you are getting ?

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Jins
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
You are unable to log in to the user account "floridaffa" at this time. Logging in to the account failed because an error occurred. Things I've tried include: permissions check, reset admin password XXXXX terminal
Expert:  Jins M. N. replied 4 years ago.
Did you performed any upgrade of osx ? Can't you login as Admin also ?
You have to make sure that the Net Directory Folder where all the user have their home folder is reachable by the user that is logging in. In fact, it has to be reachable to all the users that has an account with their home folder on the server. Make sure the access for Everyone else is set to read only. If by any means Everyone else is set to No Access. Users wont be able to logon.
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Jins
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
It may have installed an update because the machine was restarted - I am using the admin
Expert:  Jins M. N. replied 4 years ago.
Then please make sure, the Net Directory Folder where all the user have their home folder is reachable by the user that is logging in. In fact, it has to be reachable to all the users that has an account with their home folder on the server. Make sure the access for Everyone else is set to read only. If by any means Everyone else is set to No Access. Users wont be able to logon.


Regards
Jins

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
How do I check this?
Expert:  Jins M. N. replied 4 years ago.
Login as Admin.
In the Server app sidebar, select the server and then click Storage.
Select the Net Directory folder where all the user have their home folder resides and then choose Edit Permissions from the Action pop-up menu.
Make sure the group everyone have read access to that folder.
Then open that net directory folder and select a user home folder
Edit it permissions and make sure that particular user have full access to that folder.
Then try to login as that user.


Note: To grant access to a different group, double-click the current group name and type the name of the new group. As you type, the Server app looks up matching group accounts and displays them in a list. Clicking a listed group grants access permissions to it.

To change the permission level for the user, group, or others, click the current setting in the Permission column and choose a setting from the pop-up menu.
The permission level you set for Others applies to any user who logs in but isn’t the specified user or a member of the specified group.

Regards
Jins

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I can not log in to launch the server app.
Expert:  Jins M. N. replied 4 years ago.
Kevin, I am little confused. Can't you login to the MAC Server system (the domain server) ? I thought your issue is you can't login to the domain with the domain username and password from a client machine. And you can login to those client machines locally. Also you can login to the domain server system itself. Please give me the details.

Now please try to update the Automounter master map as outlined in this Apple KB article:

http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3346


Regards
Jins


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