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Re: [Jailkit-users] is it possible to "sudo su - user" to a jailkit user

From: Olivier Sessink
Subject: Re: [Jailkit-users] is it possible to "sudo su - user" to a jailkit user?
Date: Sat, 25 May 2013 23:48:43 +0200
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this should be possible since 2.14, as long as you use a command that is
allowed (if you use jk_lsh).


su testuser -c 'my jailed command'


On 05/25/2013 12:39 AM, Marcus Eting wrote:
> I just got jailkit up and running on Ubuntu 12.04 and I have to say it is 
> very impressive - very smart and intuitive to configure. I'm impressed.
> I'm using it to allow multiple users to connect and manage files in their own 
> public_html directories - owned by them. I also need to periodically help 
> them with files on their websites. If I need to create files or folders, I 
> know that i can do that as the root user and then chown the files to the user 
> - but it would be nice if I could switch to the user's jailkit account and 
> make the edits as if I was the user.
> On a system without jailkit I would just do "sudo su - username" and that 
> would be that. When I do this to a jailkit user from root it just bounces me 
> right back out to to root.
> I know the account works fine because I can ssh to the box as the user with 
> the jail kit  account, but is there also a way to switch to the jail kit user 
> from a privileged user who is already ssh'ed to the box?
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