adding users with different home directory ( /1home instead of /home)

Daniel J Walsh dwalsh at redhat.com
Tue Jul 19 12:40:39 UTC 2011


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On 07/19/2011 07:57 AM, Jatin K wrote:
> Dear all
> 
> I'm RHEL 6 , trying to add a user with following command
> 
> useradd -d /1home user1 passwd user1
> 
> 
> if I try ssh user1 at localhost , following error displayed on the
> screen
> 
> Could not chdir to home directory /1home/user1: Permission denied ,
> but user still able to login   and prompts displayed [user1 at testsrv
> /]$ instead of [user1 at testsrv ~]$  ( user not getting its home
> directory.) -------------following is the reference related to home
> directory permission and security--------------- directory
> permission
> 
> ls -ld /1home
> 
> drwxr-xr-x. 4 root root 4096 Jul 19 10:43 /1home
> 
> ------------------------------------- SELinux Context
> 
> ls -ldZ /1home
> 
> drwxr-xr-x. root root system_u:object_r:home_root_t:s0 /1home/
> 
> ---------------------------------------------
> 
> what could be the problem ???
> 

You have an SELinux labeling problem

Simplest solution.

# semanage fcontext -a -e /home /1home
# restorecon -R -v /1home


Should fix your problem.
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