OK, I tried something else:
1. Added user webx_test
2. checked the Shell Access (as I did before for the other user but that one existed before I added shell access for him)
Shell access for webx_test works!
The Shell access check box is active in the user webx_xxx but it doesn't work and also /etc/passwd doesn't indicate it should. Is it maybe a subtle bug?
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