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Old 07-31-2009, 05:32 AM   #1
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useradd problem

i added a new user(elisha) to one of my servers running centOS 5 when i try to login to remotely through ssh using that new users account i get this funny login page always displayng:

Could not chdir to home directory /home/elisha: Permission denied
-bash: /home/elisha/.bash_profile: Permission denied
Old 07-31-2009, 05:35 AM   #2
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It's telling you what the problem is - elisha doesn't have permissions on her (sounds feminine, apologies if I'm wrong) homedir and its contents. `ls -l /home/elisha` and that file in it, and use chown with the -R option (read `man chmod`) to fix the ownership.
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sir, i used this command below but it didn't still work.thesame message still keeps poping up, when i login with that account.

chown -hR /home/bate
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root# chown -R elisha:elisha /home/elisha

Old 08-03-2009, 08:03 AM   #5
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pls first check ur firewall is enabled if so u need to add the ftp port to allow the user to access
Old 08-03-2009, 10:24 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by premchand View Post
pls first check ur firewall is enabled if so u need to add the ftp port to allow the user to access
Topic starter is talking about SSH so I'm missing the link to ftp. Further there is a prompt so I doubt it is a firewall setting.


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