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Overview

This interface allows you to manage which of your accounts can access your server remotely from the command line.

Many users want this type of access. However, before you grant complete shell access to users, make certain that you consider the security risks. We recommend that you only provide jailed shell (sometimes seen as jailshell) access to users, which prevents the execution of certain harmful commands. 

Manage shell access

To modify shell access for all of the accounts on your server, click the appropriate button at the top of the interface. To modify shell access for specific users, select the desired type of access in the row that corresponds to that account. 

The account's package determines whether the account has shell access. If you change the account's permission to access a shell, the system will set the value for the account's package to undefined in the account's userdata file.

You can select the following types of shell access:

Related documentation


How to Create Custom Jailed Shell Mounts