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Logging into the clustershell results in "Could not chdir to home directory /var/home/admin"

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Applies to

ONTAP

Issue

The following error message is displayed when logging in to the cluster with the admin account:


# ssh admin@10.xx.x.xx
Password:
Could not chdir to home directory /var/home/admin: No such file or directory


The following message might also be observed when logging into the service console:


login: admin
Password:
No home directory.
Logging in with home = "/".

SSH publickey authentication for the admin user account fails and continues to prompt for a password. The following commands and sample outputs show that SSH publickey authentication is enabled for the admin account and a publickey has been installed:

cluster::> security login show -vserver cluster -username admin -application ssh -authmethod publickey

              Vserver: cluster
            User Name: admin
          Application: ssh
Authentication Method: publickey
            Role Name: admin
       Account Locked: -
         Comment Text: -

 

cluster::> security login publickey show -vserver cluster -username admin

Vserver: cluster
UserName: admin            Index: 0
Public Key:
ssh-dss <redacted>
Fingerprint:
<redacted>
Bubblebabble fingerprint:
<redacted>
Comment:
-

 

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