How to change SFTP username and password

Posted September 12, 2017 8.2k views
Ubuntu DigitalOcean Linux Commands Ubuntu 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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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

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

How to create a new user SFTP in SSH?

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