chrooted users

Discussion in 'Feature Requests' started by LeoLinux, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. LeoLinux

    LeoLinux New Member

    it would also be nice if users which I create under ISPconfig would be automatically chrooted from the beginning.

  2. martinfst

    martinfst HowtoForge Supporter

    chrooted what? ssh, ftp, mail, other?
  3. LeoLinux

    LeoLinux New Member

    sorry - I'm talking about ssh. I know there is a how to for debian users but it's not working out if you create new users via ispconfig - they still createt like usual users without the chroot privilegs. You have to change each user by hand.

  4. till

    till Super Moderator

    It is working out oif the box :) I guess you did not enable chrooting in ISPConfig in the file /home/admispconfig/ispconfig/ ISPConfig is not able to guess if your SSH daemon supports chrooting and as all SSH demons does not support it by default, it is disabled by default.
  5. LeoLinux

    LeoLinux New Member

    Hi Till,

    I just did this HowTo to enable the chroot on my ssh daemon.

    ^^it's working for the testuser but not for ISP ones.

    I didn't find the file where you told me to enable this option for ISPconfig cosutumers.

    server1:~# ls -lach /home/admispconfig/ispconfig/
    total 276K
    drwxr-xr-x   8 admispconfig admispconfig 4.0K Mar 11 13:45 .
    drwxr-xr-x   4 admispconfig admispconfig 4.0K Feb  6 20:40 ..
    -rw-r--r--   1 admispconfig admispconfig   14 Mar  9 23:52 adminmail.txt
    drwxrwx---   2 admispconfig mysql        4.0K Feb  6 20:40 backup
    drwxr-xr-x   4 admispconfig admispconfig 4.0K Feb  6 20:40 files
    -rw-r--r--   1 admispconfig admispconfig 226K Mar 11 13:45 ispconfig.log
    drwxr-xr-x   6 admispconfig admispconfig 4.0K Feb  6 20:40 lib
    -rw-r--r--   1 root         root          862 Feb  6 20:40 sysconf.txt
    drwxr-xr-x   6 admispconfig admispconfig 4.0K Mar 10 00:00 temp
    drwxr-xr-x   9 admispconfig admispconfig 4.0K Feb  6 23:47 tools
    -rw-r--r--   1 root         root          166 Feb  6 20:40 users
    drwxr-xr-x  20 admispconfig admispconfig 4.0K Feb  6 23:44 web


  6. till

    till Super Moderator

    The howtos is not especually for ISPConfig, but the general setup is ok.If you did not enable it in ISPConfig yet, it can not work.

    The file is:


    There rae several threads here in the forum about enabling chrooting. just search for the words "chroot ssh".

    By the way, if you dont know the location of a file, just run:

    locate name_of_thefile
  7. LeoLinux

    LeoLinux New Member

    ok I found and changed it from 0 to 1.

    anyway thank you !

  8. vogelor

    vogelor ISPConfig Developer

    please keep in mind that the create_chroot script will NOT WORK with the soon comming etch version. i posted a working script here in the forum. please use this. if you like:
    i also have a script enabling mysql and unzip for the chrooted user (especially mysql will NOT work without a little "trick". if you like this idea post here and i send you "my" script ;-)

  9. LeoLinux

    LeoLinux New Member

    yes, sounds cool! post it!! ;-)

  10. vogelor

    vogelor ISPConfig Developer

    Here we go ;-)
    works at debian etch

    Attached Files:

  11. Taguapire

    Taguapire New Member

    Can be done chroot for all services? I mean shell, web, ftp, etc. Like cpanel does?


  12. till

    till Super Moderator

    Chrooting is already supported for Shell (SSH), FTP, BIND, proftpd and cgi + php in web's.

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