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Granting FTP access to one domain only on a droplet in var/www

Hi everyone!

We have an ubuntu server with about ten different websites on it.

Login is by SSH keys.

I want now to create an SFTP user with access to one domain only.

Is there a tutorial on this? I thought it would be easy but it’s proving tricky!

Thanks for reading,


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Hello, there is a tutorial for this here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-enable-sftp-without-shell-access-on-ubuntu-16-04

This will disable SSH access and limit the logged in SFTP user to one directory, eg, the web root directory for your one website/domain.

Even with the tutorial, this is a challenging bit of setup so proceed with caution and don’t forget to backup your droplet in case you need to roll back.

Please let us know how it goes or if you have any questions about the tutorial and process.

Good luck!