Parametric home directories Server! version: 4.0.26+

Another highly requested feature that we introduced in Server! v4 is parametric home directories.

Some of our customers, in fact, need to isolate every user in their own directory under a general “container”, the directory name being the same as the user’s username. They also requested that if a particular user’s home dir does not exist, it is automatically created when the user logs in.

A structure like this:

This is how you do it in Server! v4. Continue reading

True impersonation and [USER_HOME] directory

One of the main new features that come with Server! v3.0 is true impersonation of Windows and Active Directory users.

Unlike previous versions, the new v3.0 actually impersonates the authenticated Windows or AD user and therefore accesses the underlying file system with such user’s privileges, limitations, and ACL. Server!’s native file and directory permissions still apply, but they are applied only *after* the operating system rules, therefore they can further restrict the OS configuration, but not expand it (for safety reasons). Continue reading