changing home dir for new user

  • Posted July 1, 2014

I added a new user and it has added the user in the home dir. I want to give the user access only to a certain part of the server, how can this be done. I want him to have access to “/usr/share/nginx/public_html” directory only. Can someone help with the right command because i am not a developer. Thanks


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tried the above and when i log in as that user to WinSCP it still direct to the home directory. I want to lock him in the above directory and limit his privileges.

chroot? how can i do this and thank you very much for the help

You can change a user’s home directory by running the following command:

sudo usermod -d /usr/share/nginx/public_html username