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Re: Best way to restrict users to "one" application

On Sun, Oct 30, 2005 at 04:57:18PM +0100, Andreas Goesele wrote:
> Hi!
> Under Windows NT it using the policy editor it was very easy to
> effectively restrict users to certain applications, for instance just
> a web browser.
> To be more concrete: I would like to have a user which can only login
> into a graphical desktop and there only can start a web browser
> (firefox) and print from it.
Kiosk mode under KDE, perhaps?  If user is logging in via ssh

- forced command in their key in the authorized_keys file (presumably 
just startx / startkde).

Heavily edited bash .profile with the only path being that to firefox?

This doesn't stop someone using firefox to fill in web forms or


> What would be the best/easiest way to do this under Debian? Could you
> provide me a pointer to some documentation (some kind of HOWTO) where
> the procedure you recommend is explained with some detail?
> Thanks a lot in advance!
> Andreas Goesele
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