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How to create a limited ftp account?

Hello So, now I have this problem… I’m able to create a new user and change it’s home folder to where I want:

adduser --no-create-home username
chown username:username /var/www/html/
usermod --home /var/www/html/ username

But now how can I limit this user to see/write only in its home directory (/var/www/html/) and not go above this directory via ftp? Right now the user is able to see everything. Anyone has any ideia? I was not able to find an answear for this using openssh-sftp. I’m using ubuntu 14.04, btw.

Thank you!


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Is there any security issue with containing Group users except myself (mr-admin) in sshd_config this way:

… Match Group users ChrootDirectory %h AllowTCPForwarding no X11Forwarding no ForceCommand internal-sftp

Match User mr-admin ChrootDirectory / AllowTCPForwarding no X11Forwarding no ForceCommand internal-sftp

Hey, I read here: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-vsftpd-on-ubuntu-12-04

and under step two, you’ll find:

sudo nano /etc/vsftpd.conf

By uncommenting command to chroot_local_user. When this line is set to Yes, all the local users will be jailed within their chroot and will be denied access to any other part of the server.

chroot_local_user=YES

that way, you make boundaries.

where you using the correct port 22 in filezila for the new user?