[solved] Shell User Cannot SSH
I created a shell user bar for the client foo. When I try and ssh in as email@example.com it fails.
/etc/passwd contains an entry for foobar and it looks correct.
As root I can su foobar and get the correct home dir and permissions. As a regular user already logged in I cannot su foobar, the password is not accepted.
I am at a complete loss here. The user definitely exists on the system as the user is in /etc/passwd and I can su to that user as root without issues. However the user cannot login via SSH or right on the machine itself.
- More frustrating. If I try deactive the shell user then reactivate it is clear in auth.log that the password is udpated for that user, no errors. I can now login directly but SSH is still broken.
- What other info can I share to held shed light on this problem?
Not entirely sure why but here is where it stands:
- all shell users made cannot be used immediately. Have to deactivate the user then reactive the user, forcing the password update.
- have to manually add the user to sshusers group (adduser foobar sshusers)
- /etc/ssh/sshd_config is required to have AllowGroups sshusers set. This appears not to be set by default.
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