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Restricting SSH Access to DNS

Discussion in 'Security' started by chris_jones, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. chris_jones

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    Hi Guys,

    We need to provide SSH access to one of our websites to a third party. Unfortunately the DNS settings for the website \ email \ etc are on the same CPanel account and we need to protect them from the third party and ensure that they don't have the opportunity to modify any of the settings.

    Our CPanel account allows us to use public \ private keys to authenticate for SSH access so we can use the third parties public SSH key to grant them access which means they don't need the CPanel username & password and won't be able to make any changes via CPanel.

    However, will they be able to make DNS changes via SSH? Would they be able to create an additional user account that they could then use to login to CPanel and manipulate DNS with?

    Thanks,

    Chris
     
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    Howdy,

    Only root can make DNS changes from shell and he would need a password to make changes in cPanel's interfaces. Make backups before you give access and all should go well.

    Thanks!
     
  3. chris_jones

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    Thanks for the confirmation Eric.

    Chris
     
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