How do i lock ftp user to a /var/www/html?

Posted January 16, 2014 2.2k views
Hi, I have created a user for ftp ok. When i login via filezilla, it directs to /var/www/html but i can also go view other upper directories. SO i need to know how to lock this user to that /var/www/html so that this user can only view this directory and its sub and can't view any other directories?

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You would need to chroot. Your ftp server should provide that option. PureFTP, and ProFTP should work fine. If you prefer you can chroot with sftp (recommended)