Solved

Limiting Users Access in Linux

Posted on 1999-01-20
3
233 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-20
Is there a way to limit a users access within Linux to just their home directory????

Thanks

Greg
0
Comment
Question by:gandrews081397
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 

Accepted Solution

by:
kane7279 earned 200 total points
ID: 1639210
If you change the permissions of the /home directory so that users do not have executable permissions, all users contained in the /home directory will not be able to get out of their own home directory.  If you are not familiar with how to do this try 'man chmod' it will go over file permissions.  Hope this helps.
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:jprohart
ID: 1639211
change the user shell with a restricted shell (usually a link to the original shell wit a 'r' prefix: for ksh, link /bin/ksh to /bin/rksh).
Then the user will not be able to change directory, the shell will issue a message like "restricted shell, cannot change directory".
0
 
LVL 51

Expert Comment

by:ahoffmann
ID: 1639212
kane7279, they still can cd to absolute path, like /tmp
0

Featured Post

Ransomware-A Revenue Bonanza for Service Providers

Ransomware – malware that gets on your customers’ computers, encrypts their data, and extorts a hefty ransom for the decryption keys – is a surging new threat.  The purpose of this eBook is to educate the reader about ransomware attacks.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Ubuntu Apache Webserver - File Permissions 5 76
number in printf 13 42
linux 13 106
EXCHANGE. LINUX, SYMANTEC MESSAGING GATEWAY 2 51
The purpose of this article is to fix the unknown display problem in Linux Mint operating system. After installing the OS if you see Display monitor is not recognized then we can install "MESA" utilities to fix this problem or we can install additio…
The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how we can use conditional statements using Python.
Learn how to find files with the shell using the find and locate commands. Use locate to find a needle in a haystack.: With locate, check if the file still exists.: Use find to get the actual location of the file.:
Connecting to an Amazon Linux EC2 Instance from Windows Using PuTTY.

733 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question