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Access multiple user directories from 1 SSH user without root permissions

Discussion in 'CloudLinux' started by Googolicous, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. Googolicous

    Googolicous Registered

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    For our deployment process we’re investigating the possibility of using a single SSH user (without root permissions) to access the files of multiple cPanel accounts. We created a new user (with useradd) on the server, unfortunately the possibilities that we tried seem to lead to even more questions.

    · As a test, we added the new user to the wheel group but this doesn’t seem to enable super user permissions, even though I expected this to work. Did we forget something in the process of creating the super user?

    · Trying to set permissions on the targeted user directories using setfacl doesn’t allow the user to see the files of the accounts. Does setfacl even work with CloudLinux/CageFS/WHM?

    Hopefully somebody is able to help us get information about these issues, it would help us get our deployment process completed! Thanks!
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager
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    The following documents provide some information about authenticating via SSH with CageFS:

    CageFS > Managing Users
    CloudLinux Documentation

    However, I'm not sure if you are seeking is easily configured with CloudLinux/CageFS. You may want to post on their support forums or submit a ticket to their support team to confirm if this is possible:

    CloudLinux - Main | New template

    Thank you.
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