[augeas-devel] Failed to set AllowUsers in sshd_config

Dominic Cleal dcleal at redhat.com
Thu Mar 28 08:42:36 UTC 2013

On 28/03/13 08:25, Tim Chen wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to set up AllowUsers in sshd_config with augtool, but failed.
> I tried below:
> augtool> set /files/etc/ssh/sshd_config/AllowUsers user
> augtool> save
> error: Failed to execute command
> saving failed (run 'print /augeas//error' for details)
> augtool> print /augeas//error
> The error log is attached.
> But commands like below can be saved without problem:
> set /files/etc/ssh/sshd_config/Port 1022
> set /files/etc/ssh/sshd_config/PermitRootLogin no

The format of the tree is different for AllowUsers, AllowGroups etc, as
the arguments are parsed into individual subnodes.  The lens uses a
sequence for each argument (numbered entries), so you want to do this

set /files/etc/ssh/sshd_config/AllowUsers/1 user

If you have more entries to create, increment the number.

Dominic Cleal
Red Hat Engineering

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