How to get restricted shell to work in Trusted Extensions

Posted on 2014-02-11
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Last Modified: 2014-04-22

 I am trying to limited access within a shell  for general users on a Solaris 10 Trusted Extensions box. I have tested this by changing the shell for a test user within /etc/passwd from /bin/sh to /usr/lib/rsh as well as rbash and rksh. Unfortunately when i try to login the system just kicks me back the log on screen. I have been able to login with the default shell and while in a zone type #rbash /rsh /rksh and successfully test that the restricted shell is working but i can not seems to login with the restricted shell. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
Question by:mritwonderful
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I think you must add the desired shell to the list of allowed ones



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I'm using Solaris 10 Trusted Extension on a x64 SPARC system. I do not have an /etc/shells directory. Is this something I need to create or should this be there already.
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woolmilkporc earned 1500 total points
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/etc/shells is not a directory but a file, containing the full paths to allowed shells, one per line.

If the file doesn't exist create it and retry.

You could also check the /etc/security directory, maybe the "shells" file is there now.

As you can see, I'm not a  "Trusted Extension" expert, but /etc/shells is pretty much standard in "normal" environments, so why not try it?

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Thanks for the quick response, its much appreciated. I will try this tomorrow when i get in.

Thanks again!

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