I am not sure what you are asking, but automounts are only mounted when you try to access them. I created symlinks to a separate folder (once I access a mount) so when I try to open symlink autofs mounts it for a given amount of time.
path from auto.server: /autofsmounts/server/ folder that will be created: extra symlink (created after "ls /autofsmounts/server/extra"): /server/extra -> /autofsmounts/server/extra
ls /server/extra will mount the server:extra for x seconds (--timeout x ).
If you place symlinks where you need them, you can have consistent path accessible from file managers. Maybe you can apply access limitations on a symlink (location) or something?