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How to change SFTP username and password

Posted September 12, 2017 14.5k views
UbuntuDigitalOceanLinux CommandsUbuntu 16.04

I take a snopshot of a instance and deploy as a new droplet. SFTP username and password is same. I want to change that. Is there any command to update SFTP username and password.

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SFTP is based on SSH, so you need to edit the user on the server if you want to change it.

Like @Geekologist said, SFTP is basically using the SSH protocol. You could do anything of the following:

  • Create a new user and delete the old user adduser newuser and deluser olduser
  • Make a new password for the current user passwd

This should help

How to create a new user SFTP in SSH?