Limit OpenSSH access in Linux

By | November 7, 2008

By using “Match” in the OpenSSH configuration file we can limit the right a certain user, group or host enjoys. Add the Match directive in your sshd_config followed by a criteria (User, Group, Address or Host). The following example limits TCP and X11 port forwarding for the jack user:

AllowTcpForwarding no

X11Forwarding no

Match User jack

AllowTcpForwarding yes

X11Forwarding yes

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