postcd

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From the knowledge base:
"To enable a jailed shell environment for all new and modified users, use the Use cPanel® jailshell by default option in WHM"
Question is what is the "modiffied user"

And when i want to grant some user SSH access, i should enable it "by default" and jailed shell will be applied to that already existing cpanel account for which i set SSH access later?
VirtFS (Jailed Shell): VirtFS (Jailed Shell) - Documentation - cPanel Documentation

I see i already have many virtfs directories so i was thinking if i have not already somehow enabled this protection and enabling
"jailshell by default" would collide with my current configuration. Is there any way to test as a SSH cpanel user that i am already protected from the things jailshell is eliminating?
 

dalem

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user crons will use Jailed shell even if they have no SSH access

you can test them by running
# su username

if not enabled you you will get the warning
"Shell access is not enabled on your account!
If you need shell access please contact support."
 

cPanelMichael

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Question is what is the "modiffied user"
Hello :)

It's referring to the "Shell Access" option when modifying an account via "WHM Home » Account Functions » Modify an Account" or when changing a package for an existing account to allow shell access.

Thank you.