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I'm using Slurm. I want users only to access their own /home/ directory (or directory that they executed their job), ubuntu packages that is installed by the sudo user, and binary files user /bin, such as: ls, cat, rm etc.

I do not want each user to have any read/write access to the other users' files and important files such as /etc/passwd.

I observe that when any slurm-job runs under a new user, it can read all files under the root (/) directory such as /etc/passwd.


From the starting point of the answer to Is it possible to force SLURM to have access to only job's running folder and not alter any other file?, it has been recommended to use chroot:

If you want to make sure your job has no way to write outside of a specific directory, you can use the chroot command in your job submission script, but that seems a bit odd and less easy to manage than UNIX permissions.


The chroot() system call changes the process’s root directory to the directory specified by pathname

Is it possible to run users' jobs in the chroot environment (chroot()-jailed) using Slurm?


As an alternative solution, I have controlled the files access is through UNIX permissions, where a job can only write where the submitting user has permission to write, please see: slurm: How to submit a job under another user and prevent to read other users' files?

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