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Adding SFTP users

Hello, I’m wondering if anyone knows how I can add a SFTP user to my droplet without affecting root sftp

Goal: Add user(s) to sftp with restricted dir Access (only /home/users files) Not affect root’s sftp access (Root can still connect with full system access)


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Hi @DawsonSampson,

All you need to do is create a user, when creating the user add a hope directory and then change permissions of that directory to those of the users.

The whole process can be seen in the following tutorial:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-enable-sftp-without-shell-access-on-ubuntu-20-04#step-1-creating-a-new-user