Restricting a users SFTP access to one directory.

Posted February 7, 2016 3.9k views
Linux BasicsUbuntuLinux Commands

I am trying to set up my droplet so that an SFTP user can’t move up to view other directories above their own /home.

I added the following to sshd_config:

Match Group filetransfer
ChrootDirectory %h
X11Forwarding no
AllowTcpForwarding no
ForceCommand internal-sftp

Then I added the user the group filetransfer .

Then I added chown user:filetransfer /home

At that point the user is not able to log in via SFTP at all. What am I missing?


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Check your /var/log/auth.log
And make sure your sftp is unlocked in your firewall.