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Old 05-29-2004, 12:50 PM   #1
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Limiting Desktop access


What is the easiest way to limit access to the KDE environment in Red Hat 8? For example I only want the mozilla browser to be accessible to a logged in user and nothing else. I would want to make the desktop unavailable to an always logged in user, but have full access to it in root. Is there something I can configure in the .profile file or what? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Old 05-29-2004, 05:13 PM   #2
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"What is the easiest way to limit access to the KDE environment in Red Hat 8? For example I only want the mozilla browser to be accessible to a logged in user and nothing else. I would want to make the desktop unavailable to an always logged in user, but have full access to it in root. Is there something I can configure in the .profile file or what? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thank you."

You can restrict the programs that a user can access by giving that user a restricted PATH. For example you could create a directory called /usr/limited. In /usr/limited you would have symbolic links to the programs that /usr/limited can access. You would then set the user's PATH=/usr/limited.

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