Running chroot from a unprivileged pod fails in OCP 4

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • SFTP pods failing to start because missing permissions.
  • Pod fail to start (crashLoopBackOff) due to not enough permission provided to the pod with the following error:

    mkdir: cannot create directory '/var/run/sftp': Permission denied
    /entrypoint: Error on line 34: mkdir -p "$(dirname $userConfFinalPath)"
  • Pods fail to start (crashLoopBackOff) due to the SCC (Security Context Constraints) being too restrictive with the following error:

    chroot("/run/sshd"): Operation not permitted [preauth]


  • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (RHOCP)
    • 4
  • Red Hat OpenShift on AWS (ROSA)
    • 4
  • Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated (OSD)
    • 4
  • Red Hat OpenShift on Azure (ARO)
    • 4

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