So after reading all of the directory edit of an LDAP user my question still isn't answered. I need to change an LDAP users home directory on just certain servers without changing it for every server. Obviously I can't "add" the user while the host is connected via LDAP and when I try to manually edit the /etc/passwd file and then login the server says "user not found". I have seen where the user is created locally before connecting the server to LDAP it works (I think) however I was hoping no to have to go that far. Would it be something as simple as stopping SSSD, creating the user locally with the correct path, and then restarting it?