[Adduser-devel] Bug#779880: adduser: deluser should delete users from AllowUsers field in sshd_config

Eric Light it at forlongs.co.nz
Thu Mar 5 21:48:13 UTC 2015

Package: adduser
Version: 3.113+nmu3
Severity: wishlist

Dear Maintainer,

In trying to optimise SSH security, I've limited our incoming users with the AllowUsers field in /etc/ssh/sshd_config.

When running 'deluser test', the test user still exists as an entry in AllowUsers.

When deleting a user, it would be good if the deleted user entry were also deleted from this location.

Alternatively, if the AllowUsers field appears to be in use, a warning message after the deletion of the user, to remind the system administrator to tidy up sshd_config.  :)


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.8
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_NZ.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_NZ.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages adduser depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]  1.5.49
ii  passwd                 1:
ii  perl-base              5.14.2-21+deb7u2

adduser recommends no packages.

Versions of packages adduser suggests:
ii  liblocale-gettext-perl  1.05-7+b1
ii  perl-modules            5.14.2-21+deb7u2

-- debconf information:
  adduser/homedir-permission: true

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