Sudo Shell is a wrapper to run a login shell with
sudo for the purpose of session audit logging.
This project is part of our comprehensive "SweetOps" approach towards DevOps.
It's 100% Open Source and licensed under the APACHE2.
sudo command provides built-in session logging.
it provides an easy way to review session logs on a
When used as a system login shell, it will force session logging.
Another common pattern
is to use the OpenSSH
ForceCommand directive in
sshd_config combined with the
script command to log sessions.
This is ineffective because the user can easily bypass it.
sudosh provides a more secure alternative that cannot be bypassed since it does not depend on
Here's how to use it in 3 easy steps. Checkout the precompiled releases if you don't want to build it yourself...:
Defaults log_output Defaults!/usr/bin/sudoreplay !log_output Defaults!/sbin/reboot !log_output
- Add this command to
Tip: to prevent users from using other shells to login, remove those shells from
- Update the user
foobarto use the
chsh -s /usr/bin/sudosh foobar echo 'foobar ALL=(foobar) ALL' > /etc/sudoers.d/sudosh-foobar
NOTE: filenames in
sudoers.d cannot contain the
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