Home directory permissions (UNIX)

Module: Account Integrity

This check reports users with home directory permissions that are less restrictive than the value specified in your policy. Permissions are specified as a three-digit octal number. Use the name list to include or exclude users for the check (the Users to check option does not apply).

The following table lists the error message for the check.

Table: Error message for Home directory permissions

Message String ID and Category

Platform and Message Numeric ID

Message Title and Description

Additional Information


Category: ESM Administrative Information

UNIX (5171)

Title: Home directory permissions

Description:The listed accounts have home directory permissions that exceed the permissions specified in your security policy. You should modify the permissions of the home directories for the specified accounts so the permissions do not exceed the policy value.

Severity: green-0

Correctable: false

Snapshot Updatable: false

Template Updatable: false

Information Field Format: [%s]