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Add temporary SFTP user restricted to /var/www/html

Hello,

I need to add an SFTP user to a droplet with Apache with access to the /var/www/html directory only.

On this droplet password authentication is disabled and the ufw firewall is active.

The goal is to give temporary access to a WordPress plugin developer for troubleshooting and later revoke their access — all without reducing the security of the server.

Thanks!

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Install and configure VSFTP given as per given at below link.

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-vsftpd-on-ubuntu-12-04

As you want to give access to a particular directory, please find the below step after installation of VSFTP.

By changing User’s Home directory

Make sure following line exists /etc/vsftp/vsftpd.conf

chroot_local_user=YES

Set User HOME Directory to /var/www/html, if you want to change for existing user then you can use :

usermod --home /var/www/ username

then set required permission on /var/www/html

Kindly follow the above step and do let me know in case of any query.

Dear @omarfilip I think, you might visit this page: How To Install WordPress with LAMP on Ubuntu 16.04.

It can maybe useful for you.

Thank you!