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RE: openssh public Key Athentication - with restrickted login shell
From: "Chris Firth" <lists () 100mb com au>
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 16:55:41 +0800

Hi Jannis,

I have used 'scponly' previously in order to do this:

http://sublimation.org/scponly/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

Chris

-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com] On Behalf Of Jannis Kafkoulas
Sent: Thursday, 5 November 2009 11:27 PM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: openssh public Key Athentication - with restrickted login shell

Hi,

I'd like too use scp to transfer data to a Linux box out of a perl script using public key authentication(with no 
passphrase:-( ).
As long as the used userid has a regular account on that server everything works fine.
But for higher security I'd like the user not to be able to login, so I gave him a "nologin shell" in the /etc/paswd. 
In this case its also inposible
to authenticate as before.
So I thought it should be a working but restricted "login shell", which is sufficient enough for that user complete the 
authentication and to do its scp file transfer, nothing else.
Any idea?

Thanks in advance

Jannis




     

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