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How are the concept of chroot and sudo together working?

Posted on 2014-11-20
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In my mind i started to create concept to solve the problem of regulate access of a big a mount of root users.
I like the idea to have usergroups with different access rights on a system.

So i want to have for example root users for the whole System(s) and a group for a small part of the system. I checked the ACL, chroot and sudo and for me it will best fitting the combination of chroot and sudo. And for that i need an answer how this two work together.

If a user logins in a chroot enviroment and in that i have a sudo for example a super user (rootlike) in chroot is there anything against that combination? Or do i have to be awared of any breakouts to the real root directories?

Like i understand is if you use only sudo its possible do climb the tree with /../../../ but in a chroot he can only climb to the fake root???
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'sudo' is used (via the sudoers configuration file) to define what regular accounts may run privileged commands.

'chroot' is the process to create a fake root so that real directories above the fake root are not visible.  you do not chroot the privileged account(s).
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I needed Informations if it would work together not a suggestion how to do. But i tried it on the hard way and its working like desired.
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