User lockdown

Andrew Jorgensen andrew.jorgensen at gmail.com
Thu Feb 22 15:27:39 MST 2007


On 2/22/07, Daniel <teletautala at gmail.com> wrote:
> We have installed Edubuntu in an elementary lab on a trial basis.  We
> want to lock the student account down so that they can only get to
> Firefox and OpenOffice.  We don't want them to get to the terminal nor
> any other services.  We want the on-site tech to be able to administer
> the boxes.  The tech would either log in as root or as the tech and
> then have root capabilities.  Is there someone who can help out with
> this or point me in the direction of a RELIABLE tutorial?

GNOME has a lock-down editor called Pessulus[0] which should allow you
to do some of that.  Another thing called Sabayon[1] should be able to
let you setup locked-down profiles pretty easily.

[0] http://www.gnome.org/learn/admin-guide/latest/lockdown.html
[1] http://www.gnome.org/projects/sabayon/



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