Having setup FTP I need to create a user and give access to a web page folder
I need to create a user that has access to a web address that I’m managing on DO. I have the web server and ftp installed and running. What I would like to do is create a user whose home page is /var/www/html/severestudios and give them ftp read/write access (only to that folder).
I have followed a few tutorials indicating the following should work…
usermod -d /var/www/html/severestudios <username>
chown <username>:<username> <username>
chown www-data:www-data /var/www/html/severestudios
usermod -a -G www-data <username>
I try to log in with WinSCP (standard FTP - no encryption) and either get:
OOPS: cannot change directory:/home/severestudios/ftp
It doesn’t make sense that it’s trying to change the directory to /home/severestudios - that is not the home directory I set, nor is it the one that appears in the /etc/passwd file (the right one is in there).
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