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Centos 7.  user no longer able to access home dir.   Secure log shows fatal: bad ownership or modes for chroot directory "/home/username" [postauth].  Root owns /home, user owns /home/username.  Permissions are currently at 755.   What am I missing?
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by:Jan Springer
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ls -lZd /home/username

What is the complete output?
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by:SpyderDesigns
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drwxr-xr-x. username groupname unconfined_u:object_r:user_home_dir_t:s0 /home/username
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by:Jan Springer
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chmod -R user:group /home/user
restorecon -R /home/user

ls -lZR /home/user

grep user /etc/passwd
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by:SpyderDesigns
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Assume you mean chown.  Yeah tried restorecon.  Turned off selinux temporarily.  Same problem.

Grep shows user:x:1001:1003::/home/userdir:/sbin/nologin.  Believe that is what I want as I want sftp but not ssh
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Jan Springer earned 2000 total points
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You want "lshell".  Install it, add it to /etc/shells, and change the account shell.

It's a restricted shell that can be used with ssh/sftp/scp that chroots the user and allows you to specify what commands can be run.

I use it and love it.
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Forgot, files show unconfined_u:object_r:user_home_t:s0
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