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If user u2 only needs to access /home/u1/public_html/site1 via SFTP and is not allowed to access the system in any other way: you can give him that directory as a home directory and follow normal chroot procedures. Alternatively : A Linux bind mount allows you to map one part of an existing file system to a second location in your directory tree. Bind ...


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IIRC the required attribute for the posixAccount objectClass is the gidNumber and on Linux systems he gidNumber does not need to resolve to a more human readable group name; your system only translates the GID number to a name as a user convenience anyway. That doesn't say you won't get warnings... As for adding both the objectClass=posixAccount and ...


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On the server, change root_squash to no_root_squash and do an exportfs -av. That is causing requests issued by root on the client to be interpreted without privilege on the server; if you want tools like usermod to run, root privilege is needed on the /home filesystem.


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This may be an obvious answer, but 'use active directory'. You need to modify our AD schema a little, to include unix specific fields, but once you do, you have a single directory of all your user accounts that works cross platform. Perhaps less useful if you're a Unix only shop - but I haven't actually seen many of those. But AD is actually a fairly good ...


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For your network user accounts OpenLDAP like SvW mentioned. You should also look at "Configuration Management Systems" for managing your local accounts and everything else on your servers. Take a look at CFEngine, Bcfg2, Puppet, and Chef. If you are using AWS, they have a Chefy thing with OpsWorks. If you really need to manage 100+ servers, either you have ...


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For Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: $USERNAME adm cdrom sudo dip plugdev lpadmin sambashare


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I assume that you have a typo there and did chmod -R ug+rwx /home/johndoe or chmod -R ug+rwx johndoe inside /home, right? The difference between Ubuntu and Fedora are probably the user/group assignments. Did you try to give everyone access to the home of this user and the the munin user (munin?) access to this specific subdirectory? chmod 0751 ...



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