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Adding users to the Jail

Or how to invoke addjailuser
Adding users to the Jail
Or how to invoke addjailuser

addjailuser edit the chrooted /etc/passwd automatically, creates the user directories, addjailuser has been written in perl script. This are the command line arguments:

addjailuser chrootdir userdir usershell username
Argument Description
chrootdir The directory where the chrooted environment will live. It its the home entry in the non-chrooted /etc/passwd file
userdir The directory inside the chrooted enviroment when the user will live, in our example, /home/user3.
usershell The userís shell full path (e.g. /bin/bash)
username The userís name. In our example, user3

Invocation example:

addjailuser /var/chroot /home/user3 /bin/bash user3

This will add a user under the directory /var/chroot setups the home directory of the user3 into /home/user3, and selects /bin/bash as default shell for user3. Also edits the chrooted /etc/passwd, /etc/group and /etc/shadow to configure propertly jail.

Published at 26/08/2003 17:10:48
Last Updated 08/12/2003 20:25:07
By Juan M. Casillas




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