Locking SSH Users to $HOME

David Robillard david.robillard at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 13:48:39 UTC 2007

> Using the SSHD server, how can I lock users SSH'ing into a box into their
> home directory, without having access to the /usr/home directory as a
> whole?

You can try to use the security/ssh2 port to replace the base system's
sshd(8). This version of ssh supports additional chroot configuration
options which lets you do exactly what you're looking for.

Here's a link to the port:

Here's an article which shows you how to do what your looking for:

Have fun,

David Robillard
UNIX systems administrator & Oracle DBA
CISSP, RHCE & Sun Certified Security Administrator
Montreal: +1 514 966 0122

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