Home directory settings are used when the DiveLine server uses the home project feature, which is a special DiveLine project to organize user files. The Home Directory Format is a pattern that specifies the location of user home directories relative to the root of the home project, and the Home Directory Access specifies read and write access for each user's directory.
To configure home directory settings:
At the top of the Users tab, click the Settings chevron.
Select or type a Home Directory Format pattern
as described in Home Directory Format.
Select a Home Directory Access as described in Home Directory Access.
Save the tab.
An example of the Users tab home directory settings is shown here.
The Home Directory Format sets the pattern for how home directories are created in the home project. You use variables to set folder names.
The available choices are:
/Users here creates the /Users folder at the root of the home project.
The $(USER) variable inserts the user's username. Usernames are case-insensitive.
The $(#) variable, where # is a number between 1 and 9, selects the letter at that position in the username as the folder letter.
NOTE: \ ? * : | " < > are invalid characters for the path name.
The following examples show sample formats and the resultant home directories for a user with a username of smithjohn:
- /Users/$(USER) creates:
- /Users/$(1)/$(USER) creates:
- /Users/$(1)/$(2)/$(USER) creates:
- /Users/$(1)$(2)$(3)/$(USER) creates:
The last example selects the first three letters in the username to name a containing folder. After the user smithjohn logs into the DiveLine server with a Diver client such as ProDiver or NetDiver, the folder structure is created as shown in the example here.
Select one of the following access patterns:
- Grant owner read/write. Grant others read-only.
- Grant owner read/write. Deny others.
The access control rules for each user's home directory are set as described.
- For more information about home directories, see Home Directories
- For more information about the home project feature, see Home Project Overview and Setting the Home Project.
- For more information about creating home directories that are not used with the home project, see Creating Home Directories.