There is a system user named
sshd on my system, and a group named
$ cat /etc/passwd | grep ssh sshd:x:120:65534::/var/run/sshd:/usr/sbin/nologin $ cat /etc/group | grep ssh ssh:x:117:
My guess is the user
sshd allows OpenSSH to use port
22, and access
/etc/ssh without having to run as root.
I'm assuming the
ssh group was also created by OpenSSH, but I can't find any mention of it in the documentation.
What is the purpose of this new user?