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Help! Step-by-step instructions for SFTP account setup needed

I’ve read numerous Digital Ocean tutorials on SFTP setup as well as general internet tutorials on the same but I haven’t found anything that offers step-by-step setup instructions and I’m a noob!

I have root SSH access to our droplet and have multiple domains hosted at /var/www/domain.com/public_html

I’d like to create multiple SFTP accounts that offer access to specific domains and DO NOT offer SSH access.

Can anyone help?

Assume I know nothing because I’m just learning command line server administration. I’m used to cPanel!

Thanks heaps and heaps!


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No, I really do mean SFTP!

SFTP stands for SSH File Transfer Protocol so it must run using SSH in order for it to be SFTP.

Do you mean FTPS? FTPS runs using a secure channel of FTP. It does not use SSH.

For me the difficult is the permissions when there are several users and domains in the same droplet… A good tutorial: http://askubuntu.com/questions/134425/how-can-i-chroot-sftp-only-ssh-users-into-their-homes