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linux ssh

Hi,

I am trying to allow other users to access a linux server using ssh with a key file.    I want to direct the path for each user.  How would i add this to the sshd_config file?   I am terying to add by user
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Eric Donaldson
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serialbandCommented:
Put the key in each user's account and have them use sudo to get access, so there's a bit better tracking of users in the logs.
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Eric DonaldsonAuthor Commented:
Thanks, I prefer not to use sudo access.  Can I just add another link with the users home directory to the sshd_config file?
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arnoldCommented:
Please Clarify what you want.

Add user.
Add key to users ~/.ssh/authorized_keys2 file
Add a symbolic link in the user's home dir the location where you want them to have access.
In ~/, ln -s /some/path remote_folder
You can set that in /etc/skel so it will be auto added to each user created.


You could alternatively, set each user's hone dir as the destination, but then the would be in a position to edit .ssh/authorized_keys2 where all users keys will be...

As noted, unless you institute cvs, subversion to make sure changes are tracked, a user may err and delete, modify a file ....
Without you being able to tell when, who, why changes were made.
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serialbandCommented:
If you're just having users access the system, then you create user accounts with their own home directory.

If you're going to give them root access, there's only one root account with a fixed home directory for root.  It's better to give them sudo in that case.
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