Some times you may need to access another users account to perform some task or another and one way to do this is to use the SSH facility. To test it out we first change to root user and add a variable to the /etc/profile file.
$ sudo su
# vi /etc/profile
And in a suitable spare space add the following line
MINIMALLINUX=atestvariable (change to suit your id)
Then append it to the end of the export line which is already there.
export PATH (and others) MINIMALLINUX
Now create a new user 'guest' and the /etc/profile file will be automatically copied to the new user's /etc/ directory.
# useradd guest
Give it a passwd
# passwd guest
Now having set up the new user we can SSH into the home directory to test out the /etc/profile variable we added earlier.
|New user & SSH Centos 6|
# ssh -l guest localhost
This should get you logged in.
Labels: Centos 6, RHEL, SSH tunnel in to another user account