If users are unable to SSH into OS X Server

Without an assigned Home folder location, users may be unable to access your server using SSH. 

If users are unable to SSH into your server, they may not be assigned a Home folder location on the server. After entering a password three times, a "permission denied" message appears.

You can tell that the user needs a Home folder location if the system.log on the computer whereRemote Login (SSH) is enabled contains a message similar to this:

 sshd: <username> [pam][<pid>]: in od_record_check_homedir(): failed: 7

To resolve this issue, assign the user a Home folder location on the server. "Services Only" user accounts created in OS X Server, and "Sharing Only" accounts created in OS X, are not designed to connect using Remote Login (SSH).

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