Set home directory permissions

Set the default read, write, and execute permissions on new home directories.

This group policy specifies the default permissions to assign a user’s home directory if a new home directory is created for the user on the local computer.

If you want to set the permissions on the user’s home directory, select Enabled then specify an octal value. For example, to give read, write, and execute permissions on the home directory to the user and no other permissions, type:


This group policy modifies the pam.homedir.perms setting in the agent configuration file. The default value is 0755 on Mac OS X computers and 0700 on all other platforms.