Internet accounts not working in Network Accounts

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by -Drizzt-, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. -Drizzt- macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys!

    I've got a setup with macOS Server and 2 Mac clients. I tried to upgrade to High Sierra, but my users logging in though the network can't set up Internet Accounts. Everything is fine with a local user, it really is when loading the home directory through SMB or AFP.

    Anyone has a clue how to solve this?
     
  2. DJLC macrumors 6502a

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    As far as I know, network home folders are completely deprecated in High Sierra. You'll probably need to transition to using mobile accounts without a home sync; otherwise you're likely to see weird stuff like this.
     
  3. -Drizzt- thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do you have anything written by Apple concerning this?
    We lost mobile home sync, now network accounts altogether. Next step I guess it's macOS Server o_O
     
  4. -Drizzt- thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I managed to get my old website running on PHP7. There's this internet account problem and Webdav shares not working to solve and my migration to High Sierra will be complete
     
  5. DJLC macrumors 6502a

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    To be clear — network accounts still work; but user home folders stored on a central server (known as portable home directories, mobile home sync, etc.) are no longer supported as of 10.12. Your users will need to transition to using home folders on the local Mac rather than the server. I would suspect this is the cause of the Internet Accounts issue you're seeing.

    It sounds like in the past, your users had network accounts with documents, preferences, etc. stored in home directories on the server. When they logged into a workstation, it would download their home folder from the server. When they logged out, it would sync any changes back up to the server.

    Now your users will still use their network accounts; however, their documents and preferences can only be stored on the Mac they're logging in to. Data will not transfer automatically across multiple workstations.

    from: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206871
     
  6. -Drizzt- thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This is about portable home directories, which was not working good since 10.10. Network Home Directories was working real good in Sierra. I'm hoping that new beta with make it work correctly, it seams to be a client issue.
     

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