Folder Redirection

Path

User Configuration > Policies > Centrify Settings > Mac OS X Settings > Folder Redirection

Description

Use the User Configuration > Policies > Centrify Settings > Mac OS X Settings > Folder Redirection group policies to redirect specified folders from a network home directory to the local computer.

When you set up a network home directory, all home directory files are written to the network share. Some folders, such as /Library/Caches, get heavy I/O from Apple and third-party applications, which may cause performance issues. The folder redirection policies enable you to redirect specific folders, such as /Library/Caches, to the local computers, which can result in dramatic performance improvements.

Folder Redirection contains two folders with identical sets of four policies:

  • Folder redirection actions at login time applies the specified policy when the user logs in. For example, at login delete a folder in the network home directory and create a symbolic link to it on the local computer.
  • Folder redirection actions at logout time applies the specified policy when the user logs out. For example, at logout, delete the symbolic link on the local computer (created at login) and restore the original folder to the network home directory.

After enabling the policy, click Add, then enter the following:

  • Path The path to the folder on the network share. You do not need to specify the actual network share location — you can simply use the tilde (~) for the user’s home directory; for example, ~/Library/Caches specifies the /Library/Caches directory in the user’s network home directory.
  • Link The location to create or delete on the local computer. For example:
    /tmp/Library/Caches
  • If you wish, you can use the syntax %@ to specify the logged in user’s name. For example:

    /tmp/%@/Library/Caches

    If cain is the logged in user, the folder that is created is:

    /tmp/cain/Library/Caches

The Folder Redirection policies are as follows: