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Old 03-17-2015, 03:10 AM   #1
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Post How to create new user who can access server from putty with limited functions

hi all,

i want to create a new user named xyz who can login and perform some backup tasks with limited access

i have created a user but not able to access server via putty

can anybody please guide me on this

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Old 03-17-2015, 03:22 AM   #2
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What is the error message that you are getting when you try to access it via Putty? Did you reset the password for that user? For enabling that user to be able to run backup related commands add the user to /etc/sudoers file mentioning the commands you want that user to run.

You can have a look at this document on examples for setting up sudo for that user:
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Old 03-17-2015, 03:42 AM   #3
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hi T3

Thanks for your reply, i will try it

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Old 03-17-2015, 09:36 AM   #4
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Is ssh server running? Is port 22 open in firewall?
I assume u use ssh via putty.

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