[CentOS] Prompt for chrooted users

Tue Jul 7 14:13:53 UTC 2015
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

James B. Byrne wrote:
> On Mon, July 6, 2015 15:47, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>> James B. Byrne wrote:
>>> We have a requirement to allow ssh access to a server in order to
>>> provide a secure link to one of our legacy systems.  I would like to
>>> chroot these accounts.
>>> I have this working except for one small detail, the user's prompt
>>> in the ssh session.  Each user has their shell set to /bin/bash in
>>> /etc/passwd.  However, instead of getting the prompt defined in
>>> their.bash_profiles we see this:
>>> -bash-4.1$
>>> when we are expecting this:
>>> [username at hostname dir]$
>>> So, before I go messing around moving files I would some information
>>> from you as tio what I have overlooked.  Do I need to move something
>>> like etc/passwd and /etc/group into the chroot/etc?
>> When ssh'ing into the chrooted directories, where's their
>> /home/<user>?
>> I'd set the prompt in ~/.bash_profile.
> It appears that the user profile .bash_profile is not being called at
> all which no doubt is the root problem.  Any ideas as to why this is
> not happening?  Is the -l switch for bash not being used for some
> reason?
When logged in, that's what I was asking - *are* they in a home directory,
or are they in /?