How To Disable Shell Access For A Specific User

Article By: tilisha


Linux Shell BIP media If you would like to disable shell access for a specific user you can do the following.

In this example we will disable shell access for username johnsmith:

chsh -s /bin/false johnsmith

Please note that this disables shell access for the user when they are logging in using the normal means. If the user is able to execute commands through a PHP/CGI script they can spawn their own shell.

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