User permission on FTP

Posted June 25, 2018 1.1k views
ApacheArch LinuxUbuntu 18.04


I trying send the php.ini to my server, but I can’t with my user.


Error: /etc/php/7.0/apache2/php.ini: open for write: permission denied
Error: File transfer failed

How I give root permission to this user?

I want use him in FTP, like Filezilla.

Can you help me?

Thank you!

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Hi @Julinho,

It usually depends on the FTP service you are using on your droplet however there is something you can use for every situation as it’s actually not related to FTP.

You can go and add the FTP user you are using to the root group or just use root and login via FTP.

Having said that, I won’t recommend doing such a thing as it’s considered as a security breach. If you wish to edit system files use ssh and do it from a terminal or the DigitalOcean Console for your droplet.