ChrootDirectory access and privilege problem

  • Posted November 1, 2014

Hi, I cant login sftp if I Chrooted user(abc) to write privileged directory (/home/abc/ but I can login if I Chrooted directory (/home/abc/ is only readable privilege to user(abc) or user group (abcgrp)

I want to give write access for specific chrooted folder (/home/abc/ and with user could login to sftp. How?

thanks for your help.

my sshd_config is:

Match Group abcgrp ChrootDirectory /home/abc/ ForceCommand internal-sftp X11Forwarding no AllowTcpForwarding no


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Take a look at How can I chroot sftp-only SSH users into their homes? - Ask Ubuntu. In order to chroot abc to /home/abc/, you need to have /home/abc/ writable only by root and grant them write privileges to a subdirectory, e.g. /home/abc/

I am guessing that you created the directory as an administrative user and not the user abc?

If so, you need to give the abc user permission to the folder you created as an administrator. Use this command to do that:

chown -R abc:abcgrp /home/abc/