Migrating a user from Apple’s Active Directory plugin to Centrify Active Directory

When you create an Active Directory user by using the Mac Directory Utility Active Directory plug-in it creates numeric user (UID) and group (GID) identifiers. When you migrate a current Active Directory user to Centrify Management Services for Mac, the Access Manager console creates a UID and GID that are different than the current UID and GID. When an Active Directory user attempts to log in after the agent is installed, the changed UID and GID cause ownership and permission problems with the user’s home directory.

There are two basic approaches to solving this problem: