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Create FTP users with access to only specified folders

Hello,

I have my server where I host my page, but also want to host some pages for my friends, but I dont want them to have complete access to all folders on the server.

What is the best way to create a ftp user, so that I can set a login/password and define the folders where they have access, for example, i want that /var/www/domain.com will be their / root folder when they connect though ftp.

I was checking some ftp program, and the problem is that I had to create new linux user for each ftp account, Im looking for a simpler solution.

Thank you!


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IMHO, giving your friends FTP access w/passwords creates too much of a security risk. I’d set up <a href=“https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-create-ssh-keys-with-putty-to-connect-to-a-vps”>key-based authentication</a> for them; so that they can connect via SFTP with <a href=“https://filezilla-project.org/”>FileZilla</a>.