From: Thomas Leonard <ike6116@gm...> - 2009-02-25 18:02:02
I'm sorry to necro an old thread but this is relevant to my interests :)
Marcos gave out as answer what I am actually doing, and I would have
emailed him directly but if you're not a part of this list you can't
So I have a situation where I have a server with webmin on it that is
going to function as an SFTP server.
I need not so savvy users to be able to log in to webmin and create
users who can access the server to upload, download. Those created
users cannot log into webmin so it ends there. I've simplified the
Users and Groups module for these "not so savvy" users, called
regusrs, as much as possible but I'd still like to simplify it a bit
more and I haven't found any where online in my extensive searching.
In the Create User portion of the Users and Groups module there are
some default options I do not like and some options I would not like
all together, for instance I don't want someone to be able to create a
user with No Login Required or No Password. I'd rather there just be
the field to set the password and that's it.
So Marcos if you are out there and willing to offer me the same
assistance as Grant please reply here or send me a direct email.
Also if anyone knows the answer to my question or perhaps a better
solution, I am all ears.
> there is another way... using webmin... and the users and groups module...
> basically the user is given access to the Webmin module users and group,
> with rights to create new users *but only with the same UID than
> him/herself*, no rights to create groups, create home for new user
> under ~/user, etc, etc (of course.. the etc, etc is very important ;)...
> furthermore I think that I would clone the users and group module...
> to be sure that Webmin is not trying to calculate the UID (in which
> case... the user would not be created... because the automatic calculation
> will be different that the allowed one!)
> and, of course, the "permissions for all modules" should be really
> Grant.. If you need help with this, please let me know, but please write
> to me to my personal address, use the same domain I'm using now, and my
> first name at the left of the @ ;)