I have an SFTP server using OpenSSH on a server running Fedora 12. I want to chroot my sftponly users into their home directory but I want to let them have write access to their upload/ folder. Right now users can log in and view & download items, but for some reason I can't get write access to work. Here's some info:
username: testuser group: sftponly from /etc/passwd: testuser:x:501:501::/home/testuser/:/bin/false
Using CentOS 5.5. I have a handful of users that I need to have connect to my server via sftp and start in the same directory. for example, user1, user2, user3, etc.. will connect via sftp and upon connection will all be in the /some/dir/path/ftp-root directory.I know one way is to create these users all with the same 'home' directory, since by default a user starts in their home directory when connecting via sftp, but before just doing that, I wanted to find out if that is really the appropriate method to use? alternatives? Is there some setting on the sftp server end that could direct all users to one starting directory so that these users don't have to have the same 'home' dir? I'm using the sshd daemon that comes with CentOS 5.5 (with all current updates/patches)
I have a debian-based ftp server running that I have created a few user accounts on. I will have clients uploading files to the server via ftp soon, and I need a way to restrict their access to only their home folders. I am not familiar with chroot, but from what I read, it can be used to restrict a user to their home folder, and that sounds perfect. How can I do this?
Is there a way where i can chroot their user home directory, lets say the user login on linux box /home/user, what i wanted to do is to chroot /home/user where user won't be able to browse the filesystem which is /. Tnx
I have an ftp server and normal login works fine as well as ftps but for some reason sftp sends all my accounts to the root directory of the entire server (not good). Been searching around but can't find a fix.
I'm trying to make it so that when a user logs in they are forced to stay within a certain directory structure. For some reason what I am doing is not working properly.Here are the relevant file informations:sshd_config:
Is there anything special about a home directory before users' home directories are stored there, or is just as typical as any other "empty" folder?Let me just cut to the chase, but please no ear ringing about the folly of messing around as root, particularly with directories at root level. I know it's considered stupidity, but I deleted my home directory.
Is there an easy way to restore a working home directory? I tried copying /etc/skel under root, but I'm not sure what a home directory should look like once it has been restored. Besides . & .., there were .screenrc & .xsession in my home directory when I copied /etc/skel. Are these files suppose to be in "/home" or "/home/~" or both?
I'm using OpenSSH 5.5p1 on Fedora 15. I'm trying to get a chrootDirectory to work. Specifically trying to figure out why I can't write files to a sub-directory of the chroot directory. I created a user test_user and created a group called sftp. I added test_user to the sftp group. I edited /etc/ssh/sshd_config as follows:
Subsystem sftp internal-sftp Match group sftp ChrootDirectory /home/sftp_users/%u X11Forwarding no
I have configured the SFTP Jail for some of the users in my sftp server and which is hosted for my clients.i have one small issues and i need the help from experts. e /../jajil/etc/shadow file. can you please help me how to update the password in /../jail/etc/shadow file instead of updating in /etc/shadow file.
I'm wanting to setup SFTP in a chroot, which is simply enough to do and I already have it working; however I also want it so that when they connect via SFTP it goes directly to their home directory. Currently I have the following in "/etc/ssh/sshd_config":
Subsystem sftp internal-sftp Match Group sftp-users ChrootDirectory /home AllowTCPForwarding no ForceCommand internal-sftp
Which works perfectly fine, however when they connect there are shown the contents of the "/home" directory which they then have to "cd username" to get to their home directory. This I do not like, and it confuses our clients who connect saying they can see "random folders that aren't mine", or some that think they've "hacked" the server. I really need it so upon connection they go to "username" directory. I can do this by using:
usermod -d /username username
Which changes the users home directory to "/username", and then upon connection it works just fine, they are taken directory to their home directory. However, I really really do not like the fact that "/etc/passwd" shows a different home directory to their real home directory, i.e it states "/username" when actually it is "/home/username".I've spent the entire day looking a different ways of doing it, and I can't come up with anything.
I have two partitions on my HD partition1 mount point / and partition2 mount point /home. I had ubuntu 11.04 32bit installed and wanted to switch to 64bit so i reinstalled ubuntu and chose the same boot points. Since i reinstalled i had to create a new user and it created a new home folder. Now i want to replace my current users home folder with the previous home folder i had.Would a simple rename work?
Of which with-pam is mandatory. I used prefix to put the binaries in a place that would not conflict with the standard distribution, this meant I also needed to change /etc/init.d/sshd so that it referenced the newly compiled version of sshd, and copy /etc/ssh/sshd_config to /opt/etc/sshd_config.
I have configured rssh 2.3 with openssh 5.8 on RHEL 5.6 64 bit to restrict the users to scp and sftp. When i try to sftp or scp it gives error connection closed. After long googling tried different solutions like add missing libraries, setuid to rssh_helper. I had full copy of /lib to /chroot/lib and /chroot/lib64 but no success. conf and log files are below for reference.
I want to allow users to user sftp to upload and download files frome one folder, as you know this uses ssh, my question is if i create user to access linux serverthrough ftpd they will be able to browse the root directry, can I create users and ristrict them to only specific directory?
I have a box with multiple users on it and I want everyone to be able to have full access to their home folders, but not be able to see the contents of /home/ or another user's home folder (I.E. bob has full access to /home/bob but cannot access or even see the contents of /home/john)Right now users can see other user's home folders but can't modify what's inside. How do I prevent them from seeing the contents at all?
I tried setting up sftp for my users. Each of my user have their home directory at "/var/www/public_html/$USER". When my users are using sftp, they can only see their own directories and unable to move to other locations of the system. I followed through the following tutorials: [URL]
The users are able to sftp into the system successfully. However, they are able to see the whole system. Somehow, it appears that the users are not jailed in their home directory although in the tutorial it states otherwise. The difference of my system against the tutorial is that I am using Dropbear for SSH server while it is using Openssh server. Although dropbear does not support sftp, I am able to login through sftp through the use of sftp-server. For the internal mechanics, I am not sure how though.
Assuming that when I tried to SFTP, the sftp-server is ran with the sshd_config, then everything should be working fine right? Do i need to run chroot command at all? The following is the procedure I used to attempt the objective:
1) Add a new user to the group: SFTPonly 2) Chown user:SFTPonly user/home/directory 2) Modify the sshd_config to what is reflected in the tutorial and other paths.
As I regularly move between Mac and PC, I thought it would be a good idea to put all my data on an external drive. As Windows 7 and OS X have similar home folder layouts, I just simply put all the folders I need for both on the root of the external drive and changed a few settings so that the Home folder for my user is on the external drive on both Windows and OS X.
Whilst Ubuntu also has a similar structure, I cannot work out how to have it so that my users home folder is on the external drive. I have done a little research and all I can find is how to have the /home directory on another partition. a) this is not what I'm trying to do, just the folder for my user and b) this would mean formatting the external drive to extX format, which just wouldn't work for me.
I am using 9.10 (or will be once the upgrade is complete)
I am using 10.04 ubuntu server. I configured the ldap server. I configure the client machine to contact the ldap server for authentication. But if i tried to ssh john@localhost, it says could not chdir to home directory /home/john: no such file or directory.
I am using Mandriva 8 as my local server, i want to configure sftp sever by which particular user can access particular directory of our local server by using ftp client, can anyone tell me how can i do it?