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CentOS 7.0 - man page for virt-login-shell (centos section 1)

VIRT-LOGIN-SHELL(1)					      Virtualization Support					       VIRT-LOGIN-SHELL(1)

virt-login-shell - tool to execute a shell within a container matching the users name
The virt-login-shell program is a setuid shell that is used to join an LXC container that matches the user's name. If the container is not running, virt-login-shell will attempt to start the container. virt-sandbox-shell is not allowed to be run by root. Normal users will get added to a container that matches their username, if it exists, and they are configured in /etc/libvirt/virt-login-shell.conf. The basic structure of most virt-login-shell usage is: virt-login-shell
-h, --help Display command line help usage then exit. -V, --version Display version information then exit.
By default, virt-login-shell will execute the /bin/sh program for the user. You can modify this behaviour by defining the shell variable in /etc/libvirt/virt-login-shell.conf. eg. shell = [ "/bin/ksh", "--login"] By default no users are allowed to use virt-login-shell, if you want to allow certain users to use virt-login-shell, you need to modify the allowed_users variable in /etc/libvirt/virt-login-shell.conf. eg. allowed_users = [ "tom", "dick", "harry" ]
Report any bugs discovered to the libvirt community via the mailing list "" or bug tracker "". Alternatively report bugs to your software distributor / vendor.
Please refer to the AUTHORS file distributed with libvirt. Daniel Walsh <dwalsh at redhat dot com>
Copyright (C) 2013 Red Hat, Inc., and the authors listed in the libvirt AUTHORS file.
virt-login-shell is distributed under the terms of the GNU LGPL v2+. This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE
virsh(1), <> libvirt-1.1.1 2014-06-17 VIRT-LOGIN-SHELL(1)