Permissions to copy files

  • Posted January 1, 2014

Hello everyone, i have setup LAMP in Ubuntu 13.10, but i can´t copy or delete any file over any SFTP client, what can i do to resolve this?


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Anyway i have been messing around with this and ended up creating a new user in a new group to only access the html folder to be able to access it via SFTP and its working fine. <br>Thanks everyone for your help and time.

Thanks for linking that topic, helped alot in understanding the permissions system. <br>I switched to ngnix web server and in the nginx.conf the default permissions are assigned to www-data group. <br>If i use a user that is in the www-data group ill have permissions to access the web root right? <br>If so, is it secure too add the user that i created with root permissions to the www-data group or should i create another user just to use it to connect via SFTP, assigned to the www-data group?

You need to make sure that your user has write access to whatever folder you want that user to be able to modify files. Check out <a href=“”>Linux Permissions Basics and How to Use Umask on a VPS</a>.

Thanks for your help Kamal, im using a user that i created since i disabled root access via ssh, the folder is the default web root /var/www/.

What user are you connecting as and what directory are you trying to write to?