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Cant connect with sftp

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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jarland
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November 6, 2018
Accepted Answer

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

Jarland