Cant connect with sftp

Posted November 6, 2018 1.4k views
Linux CommandsDebian 9

At first everything worked, than i wanted to change home directory of user when connecting with sftp, i saw on net command

usermod -d /var/www/ unstoppz

after that i couldnt log anymore to sftp with that user , how can i fix that ?
Thanks and sry for bad english.

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Hey friend,

Most likely /var/www is owned by www-data, or should be. When you changed the “unstoppz” user’s home directory to that, it recognized that it had no permissions on it and that it couldn’t load it’s home directory on login. Try this:

chown -R www-data. /var/www
usermod -a -G www-data unstoppz
usermod -a -G unstoppz www-data


  • this kinda didnt help , but gave me idea to change to another place home directory and its working now, would it be bad if i change owner from www-data to unstoppz ? Thanks