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Old 11-15-2014, 12:43 PM   #1
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shellinbox running problem error


hi all,

i am trying to make my linux terminal available on browser.i have found one link
http://code.google.com/p/shellinabox/

but it's not running, giving error as below.

[root@CENTOS shellinabox-2.14]# shellinaboxd
Cannot read valid certificate from "certificate.pem". Check file permissions and file format.


please assist me.

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thanks in advance
 
Old 11-15-2014, 07:43 PM   #2
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Well, did you check the file ownership, permissions and format of the PEM file? What are they? What does the documentation say they should be?
 
Old 11-16-2014, 08:50 AM   #3
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well it's all about SSL certification, so i found the way of running it without it. posting the command as below

<code>
/usr/local/bin/shellinaboxd --disable-ssl -b
</code>

i have one more query left.if anyone,

how to make shellinbox to be restricted of running for a single user only.
Actually, if anyone has root access, he can access full privileged. so i want to make it restricted.

Manual
======
https://code.google.com/p/shellinabo...ellinaboxd_man


Thanks in Advance
 
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well it's all about SSL certification, so i found the way of running it without it.
So instead of providing an extra layer of security and learning something in the process you disabled it?..


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how to make shellinbox to be restricted of running for a single user only. Actually, if anyone has root access, he can access full privileged. so i want to make it restricted.
Ensure syslog is configured properly. Create an unprivileged user account. Ensure it has a strong password. If your Linux distribution uses PAM then limit remote access in /etc/security/access.conf. Ensure the user can log in over SSH with pubkey auth only. Set the forced command to the script starting / stopping shellinboxd. Limit remote access to the port shellinboxd runs on in the firewall. Now run shellinboxd as that unprivileged user.
 
Old 11-17-2014, 03:44 AM   #5
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Dear unSpawn,

it's tough to set restriction at '/etc/security/access.conf' level, because the same IP can use root-user via putty and all.
but i want to restrict it via web browser. Due to larger security loop holes as found in web browsers.

Anyone from having shellinbox library knowledge, kindly assist me.
 
  


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