Manual Reference Pages - PAM_CHROOT (8)
- Chroot PAM module
The chroot service module for PAM chroots users into either a
predetermined directory or one derived from their home directory.
If a users home directory as specified in the
structure returned by
contains the string
the portion of the directory name to the left of that string is used
as the chroot directory, and the portion to the right will be the
current working directory inside the chroot tree.
Otherwise, the directories specified by the
options (see below) are used.
Do not hold user ID 0 exempt from the chroot requirement.
Report a failure if a chroot directory could not be derived from the
users home directory, and the
option was not specified.
| cwd = directory
Specify the directory to
into after a successful
| dir = directory
Specify the chroot directory to use if one could not be derived from
the users home directory.
module and this manual page were developed for the
ThinkSec AS and NAI Labs, the Security Research Division of Network
Associates, Inc. under DARPA/SPAWAR contract N66001-01-C-8035
as part of the DARPA CHATS research program.
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