Apache cannot read uploaded files by ftp users (Centos 8)

Hi, if I upload files with “ftp1” user (the ftp user) apache cannot read/write these files.

For example if I upload the file “info.php” to website directory /var/www/website and then I go to browser and type "http://server_ip/info.php! I get “Access denied.”.

I noticed that the files uploaded by ftp users have this permission: -rw------- 1 ftp1 ftp1 26 Mar 21 10:04 info.php , when the apache files have -rw-rwxr--+ 1 apache apache 405 Feb 6 2020 index.php .

About the FTP config, I set /var/www/website as ftp user home, and then I run these commands:

usermod -a -G ftp1 apache
setfacl -R -m u:ftp1:rwx /var/www/website

Thank you in advance.

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March 23, 2021
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March 22, 2021

Hi @Xenon032,

You’ve almost got it. You are correct it’s because of Apache not being able to access files from ftp1.

-rw-------   1 ftp1   ftp1      26 Mar 21 10:04 info.php

Adding the Apache under the ftp1 would work as well however in that case you’ll need to make sure your files that you upload should have permissions for groups to read/execute. They should look like


This can be made by executing:

chmod 644 info.php

Regards, KFSys

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