Re: sftp virtual users question

From: Jeff Rosowski (
Date: 02/02/05

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    Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2005 09:58:18 -0800 (PST)
    To: Bob Rasmussen <>

    check out scponly. that lets you chroot a user, and only allow scp/sftp.

    On Tue, 1 Feb 2005, Bob Rasmussen wrote:

    > On Tue, 1 Feb 2005, Lukasz Chruszczyk wrote:
    >> Helo
    >> 1.Is it possible to prevent a user to get access to shell (by means of
    >> ssh),
    >> but give him/her access to sftp (or scp)
    >> 2.Is it possible to manage users independently for ssh and sftp(scp)
    >> subsystems?
    >> 3.Documentation about sftp-server subsystem is very poor? Where can I get
    >> more info?
    > First, I assume you're talking about OpenSSH's implementation; is that
    > right?
    > You are right that there is very little configurability. You might want to
    > force a particular directory as the user's home directory for SFTP
    > (different from their login directory). You might also want to restrict
    > their navigation.
    > As far as I can tell there is no way to do this with OpenSSH's
    > implementation. This would be a good area for someone to expand upon.
    > Regards,
    > ....Bob Rasmussen, President, Rasmussen Software, Inc.
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