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How to setup ftp to access only certain folders?
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[Not Solved] How to setup ftp to access only certain folders?
Sorry if this is basic but documentation suggests this is possible but can't find how to do it.

Client wants to give a particular user ftp write access to a specific folder

eg

domain ABC has main ftp which gives access to whole webspace where there are several directories

wants to give user A access only to folder 123

Presume we use Create a new FTP Account but what option do we use under Home directory?

Two of the options (Set Master home directory & Use Domain directory) only allow creation from a pop-up list & the directory isn't there

Whilst Create a new home directory - takes name from username - but how is that linked to the domain?
 
Thanks for any help
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[Not Solved] RE: How to setup ftp to access only certain folders?
Hello.
You can select the option "create new home directory", that will create a new folder with the username of that user. Also, the user will only have access to that folder.
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[Not Solved] RE: How to setup ftp to access only certain folders?
(08-20-2015, 04:06 PM)apinto Wrote: Hello.
You can select the option "create new home directory", that will create a new folder with the username of that user. Also, the user will only have access to that folder.

Thanks apinto

I host a number of domains & at the moment I'm managing everything for my clients at the top level. Is there a way to create a limited ftp account at the top level or have I got to create a client account for that domain & do it from there?

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[Not Solved] RE: How to setup ftp to access only certain folders?
Limited at the top level?
For example being able to access /public_html/ but NOT /public_html/sub_folder ?
If its that, I do no think there is a way to do it, also it does not make any sense to be honest.

If it is not the case, can you explain it better please?
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[Not Solved] RE: How to setup ftp to access only certain folders?
Hello,
I came across this thread because I was trying to achieve a similar thing.
I wanted to create an FTP user who only has access to a single directory within a domain webspace (eg /var/sentora/hostdata/[Sentora-login]/public_html/[domain_tld]/[myDir] )
Creating a new home directory using the UI does not create a folder in the webspace and it is named automatically which isn't what I wanted.
Instead I created an FTP account for the domain directory and then updated two fields in the Sentora Database:
DB "sentora_core", Table "x_ftpaccounts", Column "ft_directory_vc" (for the selected user)
and
DB "sentora_proftpd", Table "ftpuser", Column "homedir" (for the selected user)

Seems to be working so far
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