Create user with one directory access only

Posted May 3, 2019 1.9k views
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Hello There,

I need to create a user other than root which has only one directory access and can not access root.

For ex., I am Developer Admin and have root credentials. Design team need to upload some design flyers to specific folder. So I want to create a new user i.e. designlogin and that can access only design folder, not root i.e. var/www/flyers.

How can I do that? I have searched many links & commands (adduser, useradd etc) on internet, however no success. [We can able to add user however not able to login using it.]

Please guide me with this and Looking forward to get your reply at earliest.

PS: I have already raised a ticket however no reply so asking your help here.

Thank you,

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You can use a root jail to restrict your user to the specified directory, however you need to copy some of the binaries needed to run command to this directory too.

this page can help you further, please check it while I work on this.