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GoSSHa

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Cross-platform ssh-server based chat program, with data persisted into relational databases of MySQL, PostgreSQL or Sqlite3. Public channel (with persisted messages) and private message (not stored) are supported. Application has serious custom scripting and hacking potential.

Use case - devops chat with possibility to run scripts from chat, without SSH access to server.

Main addvantages

1) Secure SHell protocol is used to make all communications safe and secure.

2) Users’ profiles and messages are stored in relational databases in easy to manipulate format, so we can use 3rd party applications to work with them.

3) Users can be authorized by passwords or private keys.

4) We can start application listening on few addresses and ports on the same time. For example, listeing on 192.168.1.2:2222 on local area network, and on 193.41.32.25:27015 for uplink connections.

5) Users can execute scripts defined by admin on behalf of local system user running the GoSSHa server.

6) Application can run scripts after each public or private message, with senders name, ip, message exported as environment variables. See homedir/ folder for examples

7) Application is created in Go language, and can be build on many environments and architectures - Linux, Microsoft Windows, MacOs.

Usage

Firstly, you can create admin account by calling $ gossha root [username]


	[vodolaz095@rhel ~]$ gossha root admin
	  ____      ____ ____  _   _
	 / ___| ___/ ___/ ___|| | | | __ _
	| |  _ / _ \___ \___ \| |_| |/ _` |
	| |_| | (_) |__) |__) |  _  | (_| |
	 \____|\___/____/____/|_| |_|\__,_|


	Persistent SSH based chat for the ones, who cares.
	Build: 1.24.1.b06789e.Linux.x86_64
	Version: Build #b06789e on rhel.Linux.x86_64 on Sun Jun 28 01:10:39 MSK 2015

	Console commands avaible:
	 $ gossha ban [username] - delete user and all his/her messages
	 $ gossha passwd [username] - create/update ordinary user by name and password
	 $ gossha root [username] - create/update root user by name and password

	Empty argument - start in server mode

	Enter password:
	User admin is created and/or new password is set!

Than you can login using any of SSH clients

For example, like this


		$ ssh admin@localhost -p 27015

Than you can import you private ssh key to be used instead of password by using the \k command.


	[vodolaz095@rhel ~]$ ssh admin@localhost -p 27015
	Host key fingerprint is 3d:63:45:c4:82:03:ca:99:80:49:03:8e:f2:d8:3a:bb
	+--[ RSA 2048]----+
	|+=.   .. . oo    |
	|= .o +  o ...    |
	|o.  =    . ..    |
	|.+       . .     |
	|. o     S =      |
	| .       . o     |
	|o                |
	| o               |
	|E.               |
	+-----------------+

	admin@localhost's password:
	GoSSHa - very secure chat.
	Build #1.24.1.b06789e.Linux.x86_64
	Version: Build #b06789e on rhel.Linux.x86_64 on Sun Jun 28 01:10:39 MSK 2015
	Commands avaible:
	 \b - (B)an user (you need to have `root` permissions!)
	 \e - Close current session
	 \exit - Close current session
	 \f - (F)orgot localy available SSH key used for authorising your logins via this client
	 \h - (H)elp, show this screen
	 \i - Print (I)nformation about yourself
	 \k - Use locally available SSH (K)eys to authorise your logins on this server
	 \passwd - Changes current user password
	 \q - Close current session
	 \quit - Close current session
	 \r - (R)egister new user (you need to have `root` permissions!)
	 \rr - (R)egister new (r)oot user (you need to have `root` permissions!)
	 \w - List users, (W)ho are active on this server
	 \x - E(X)ecutes custom user script from home directory
	 all other input is treated as message, that you send to server


	[admin@localhost.localdomain(127.0.0.1) x]{14:14:56}:hello!!!
	[admin@localhost.localdomain(127.0.0.1) *]{02:24:04}:\k
	Importing public key...
	Key imported succesefully!
	[admin@localhost.localdomain(127.0.0.1) *]{02:24:04}:

Ordinary messages are colored in white, system messages - green, private messages - blue. To send private message, type @, than username (TAB autocompletion works) to whom you want to send private message of the record. Private messages are not stored in the database, and they disapear, when user logouts and logins.

Configuration parameters

Application can be configured in few wayes (ordered by priority).

1) By starting application with flags defined.

2) By environment variables

3) By JSON object values in config file loaded from /etc/gossha/gossha.json

4) By JSON object values in config file loaded from $HOME/.gossha/gossha.json

This is example config file provided with application:


# Automatically generated config file for GoSSHa - SSH powered chat
# Place it either in
#   /etc/gossha/gossha.toml
# or
#   ~/.gossha/gossha.toml
#

# Enable debug
Debug=true

# On what port to listen for all interfaces (like for 0.0.0.0 address)
Port = 27015

# What addresses to bind to
BindTo = ["127.0.0.1:27014"]

#Setting database connection - various possible combinations are shown

#SQLite3 with database in local file
#Driver = "sqlite3"
#ConnectionString = "/home/vodolaz095/.gossha/gossha.db"

#SQLite3 with database in memory
#Driver = "sqlite3"
#ConnectionString = ":memory:"

#MySQL database
#Driver = "mysql"
#ConnectionString = "username:password@hostname/database?charset=utf8&parseTime=True&loc=Local"

#PostgreSQL database. 1st variant
#Driver = "postgres"
#ConnectionString ="user=gorm dbname=gorm sslmode=disable"

#PostgreSQL database. 2nd variant
#Driver="postgres"
#ConnectionString="postgres://pqgotest:password@localhost/pqgotest?sslmode=verify-full")"

#This database connection setting are being used
Driver = "sqlite3"
ConnectionString = "/home/vodolaz095/.gossha/gossha.db"


#Path to SSH Public key
SshPublicKeyPath = "/home/vodolaz095/.ssh/id_rsa.pub"
#Path to SSH Private key
SshPrivateKeyPath = "/home/vodolaz095/.ssh/id_rsa"

#Directory to search for custom scripts
Homedir = "/home/vodolaz095/.gossha"

#Script to be executed on each message
ExecuteOnMessage=""

#Script to be execute on each private message
ExecuteOnPrivateMessage=""


Port (integer) for application to listein on 0.0.0.0 address (all interfaces). The default value is 27015, it can be via GOSSHA_PORT=27015 environment value.

Debug (boolean) toggle mode with usage of more verbose output to stdout and start pprof server on http://localhost:6060 port for debugging/benchmarking purposes. Can be enabled by GOSSHA_DEBUG=true environment value.

Driver and connectionString sets the connection to database. We can use sqlite3, MySQL (MariaDB in compatibility mode), PostgreSQL databases via appropriate drivers.

Possible pairs of values are

   	--driver=sqlite3 --connectionString=/var/lib/gossha/gossha.db

   	--driver=sqlite3 --connectionString=:memory:

   	--driver=mysql --connectionString='user:password@/dbname?charset=utf8&parseTime=True&loc=Local'

   	--driver=postgres --connectionString='user=gorm dbname=gorm sslmode=disable'

   	--driver=postgres --connectionString='postgres://pqgotest:password@localhost/pqgotest?sslmode=verify-full'

by default, the sqlite3 driver is used with database stored at $HOME/.gossha/gossha.db. We can load driver from GOSSHA_DRIVER=sqlite3 environment value and load connectionString from GOSSHA_CONNECTIONSTRING=:memory: environment value

SshPublicKeyPath points to Public Key to be used by SSH server, default value is $HOME/.ssh/id_rsa.pub. Can be set via GOSSHA_SSHPUBLICKEYPATH=/home/myusername/.ssh/id_rsa.pub environment value.

sshPrivateKeyPath points to Private Key to be used by SSH server, default value is $HOME/.ssh/id_rsa.pub. Can be set via GOSSHA_SSHPRIVATEKEYPATH=/home/myusername/.ssh/id_rsa environment value.

Homedir is path to directory containing user’s scripts to be executed via \x command in chat. It is worth notice, that this scripts have to be executable files, like the examples, provided in homedir/scripts directory of the distribution or repo. The username, ip and other data is populated from environment values used for scripts. We can make this executable files in any language - shell, binaries, nodejs files, php scripts. Can be set by GOSSHA_HOMEDIR=/home/myusername/.gossha environment value.

executeOnMessage is path to executable to be started on each message. We can make this executable files in any language - shell, binaries, nodejs files, php scripts. See homedir/afterMessage for shell example. Can be set via GOSSHA_EXECUTEAFTERMESSAGE=/home/myusername/.gossha/afterMessage environment value.

executeOnPrivateMessage is path to executable to be started on each message. We can make this executable files in any language - shell, binaries, nodejs files, php scripts. See homedir/afterPrivateMessage for shell example. Can be set by means of GOSSHA_EXECUTEAFTERPRIVATEMESSAGE=/home/myusername/.gossha/afterPrivateMessage environment value.

Building from sources

I assume you have one of popular Linux distros, i don’t care about other OSes.

1) Install Go language and it’s environment properly. At least 1.4.2 version.

2) Verify you have GNU Make at least of 4.0 version.

3) Clone code from repository in appropriate place


	$ go get github.com/vodolaz095/gossha

3) Try to build


	$ go get $GOPATH/github.com/vodolaz095/gossha
	$ make

The binary file will be created in build/gossha

4) Try to install globaly (root password will be asked!)


	$ make install

This step results in binary generated and placed in /usr/bin/gossha. Also you can uninstall binaries by (root password will be asked!)


	$ make uninstall

5) By default, when you run the application first time, the directory with databases, configs and scripts will be created in $HOME/.gossha/

Installation via prebuild binaries

You can get compiled binaries from here https://github.com/vodolaz095/gossha/releases

You can verify the signatures via GPG or GPG2. It have to be something like this:


		[vodolaz095@vodolaz095 build]$ gpg2 --verify md5sum.txt.sig md5sum.txt
		gpg: Signature made Mon 29 Jun 2015 02:44:13 AM MSK using RSA key ID 994C6375
		gpg: Good signature from "Anatoliy Ostroumov <ostroumov095@gmail.com>" [ultimate]
		gpg:                 aka "[jpeg image of size 2756]" [ultimate]
		gpg:                 aka "[jpeg image of size 3725]" [ultimate]


with RSA key ID of 994C6375!

License

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright © 2015 Ostroumov Anatolij ostroumov095(at)gmail(dot)com et al.

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the “Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.