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How to create an SFTP user?

How to create an SFTP user? I tried to connect via SFTP with the root user. The system denies authorization. I guess for security reasons. How do I create another user and give him SSH / SFTP permissions? Please step by step instruction :(

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Hello,

I would recommend taking a look at this step by step guide on how to create a non-root user with sudo privileges:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-create-a-sudo-user-on-ubuntu-quickstart

Then you could use that user to connect via SFTP.

Regards, Bobby