Getting error as failed to execute /bin/bash : Permission denied for ssh and su commands.

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  • While trying to putty or ssh from terminal to non-root users, getting error below and ssh session gets terminated.

    $ ssh -vvv username@server-ip
    /bin/bash : Permission denied
  • For su to non-root user, getting similar errors

    # su - username
    Failed to execute /bin/bash : Permission denied
  • The /var/log/secure file shows connection closed by user.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9

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