I want to limit the users to their file. I added the following lines to the sshd configuration file.

Match user user1 user2 user3         
        ChrootDirectory /home/%u/
        ForceCommand internal-sftp
        X11Forwarding no
        AllowTCPForwarding no

When I do "service ssh restart" the following error is displayed :

"Job for ssh.service failed because the control process exited with error code. See "systemctl status ssh.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details. ".

If I put a single user it works, but how do I add multiple users ?

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You can use the sudo /usr/sbin/sshd -t command to check for syntax errors in your configuration file.

In the present case, I believe your Match line should be:

Match User user1,user2,user3

Note the use of commas.


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