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18.4. Configuring Locations

A location is a set of maps, which are all stored in auto.master, and a location can store multiple maps. The location entry only works as a container for map entries; it is not an automount configuration in and of itself.


Identity Management does not set up or configure autofs. That must be done separately. Identity Management works with an existing autofs deployment.

18.4.1. Configuring Locations through the Web UI

  1. Click the Policy tab.
  2. Click the Automount subtab.
  3. Click the Add link at the top of the list of automount locations.
  4. Enter the name for the new location.
  5. Click the Add and Edit button to go to the map configuration for the new location. Create maps, as described in Section, “Configuring Direct Maps from the Web UI” and Section, “Configuring Indirect Maps from the Web UI”.

18.4.2. Configuring Locations through the Command Line

To create a map, using the automountlocation-add and give the location name.
$ ipa automountlocation-add location
For example:
$ ipa automountlocation-add raleigh
Added automount location "raleigh"
  Location: raleigh
When a new location is created, two maps are automatically created for it, auto.master and auto.master is the root map for all automount maps for the location. is the default map for direct mounts and is mounted on /-.
To view all of the maps configured for a location as if they were deployed on a filesystem, use the automountlocation-tofiles command:
$ ipa automountlocation-tofiles raleigh
/-      /etc/