How to create user SSH only access one folder (maybe can't delete ? :D)

July 5, 2018 99 views
Nginx Debian

Hello and thanks to come here !

I'm writting a new script to save my server.
I would like to create a specific user can access to a specific folder on my other server to send files by SCP.

I have seen lot of purposes but now I don't really know what's the best thing to do...

If it was possible to ensure that the user is only ssh access to the server to transmit files by SCP, it means no other access like SFTP or FTP. Of course he should not be able to get out of his folder.
Finally, if it was possible to forbid the suppression it would be really really awesome for security !

Thanks for all,

Coeurdelion, Full Stack Developper Love DigitalOcean

1 Answer

Hello friend!

This is definitely possible. The most popular way to do this is with a chroot jail. I found a tutorial that I think will be great for it:

https://www.tecmint.com/restrict-ssh-user-to-directory-using-chrooted-jail/

Kind Regards,
Jarland

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