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How to create ftp user with access to subfolder in the another user's home directory?

  • Posted December 29, 2014

Hello. I have some user, for example, “example” :) And his home directory is /var/www/example/, where are sites folders (/var/www/example/example.com). For ftp access I use this user’s login “example” and his password. But. I need to create another one ftp user, with access to the folder /var/www/example/example.com/subfolder and only to this folder. I can’t create a unix user with such home directory. Is there a way to resolve this problem?

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Actually, you can create a user with /var/www/example/example.com/subfolder as its home directory:

adduser --home /var/www/example/example.com/subfolder --group username

Indeed. I just tried to use already existing directory as home, that’s why it didn’t work. Thank you.