using RSSH to restrict shell access to SFTP account..

Posted June 4, 2013 13.8k views
I'm trying to create an account that doesn't have shell access to the server and can be used solely for transferring files via ftp. I've been in chat and they recommended RSSH... i've installed this and ran the following commands: useradd test passwd test usermod -s /usr/bin/rssh test now when i login to shell it says: Last login: Tue Jun 4 20:48:39 2013 from /usr/bin/rssh: Permission denied Connection to closed. So i've logged back in as root, edited the config file: vi /etc/rssh.conf, uncommented allowsftp, saved the file... When i try to login using my SFTP client (Transmit) i'm getting: The user name or password was not accepted by the server. Where have i gone wrong?

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by Etel Sverdlov
Vsftpd is a fast and secure FTP server. Installing an FTP server can assist you with uploading files to your droplet. This tutorial describes how to install and set up vsftpd on Ubuntu 12.04.

Try adding the user to the rsshusers group:

usermod -a -G rsshusers username