User lockdown

Daniel teletautala at
Thu Feb 22 15:45:04 MST 2007

Michael - I looked into chroot and that is a little scary.

Andrew - I will tryout Pessulus and Sabayon.  It is in the repository
for Ubuntu and hopefully in Edubuntu.  Thanks for the help.


On 2/22/07, Andrew Jorgensen <andrew.jorgensen at> wrote:
> On 2/22/07, Daniel <teletautala at> 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]
> [1]
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