What are etc/passwd and etc/group in virtual host directory used for?

Refers to:

  • Plesk 10.4 for Linux
  • Plesk 11.0 for Linux
  • Plesk 11.5 for Linux

Created:

2016-11-16 12:44:48 UTC

Modified:

2016-12-21 19:07:04 UTC

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What are etc/passwd and etc/group in virtual host directory used for?

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What are these files used for?

/var/www/vhosts/domain.tld/etc/passwd
/var/www/vhosts/domain.tld/etc/group

Answer

They are used for chrooted shell of a subscription. It can be set at Home > Subscriptions > domain.tld > Websites & Domains > Web Hosting Access .

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