FTP Access to Edit My Files?


#1

I want to hire someone to make some changes to my web site by editing some of my existing files.

They need FTP access but creating a FTP account for them does not allow them to edit my files.

What is the solution? I would prefer not to give them access to my FTP account, and if it were possible, I would like to limit their access to certain directories.


#2

First, if you’re hiring someone to edit your site, shouldn’t you trust them enough to not have to restrict them to only certain files? You can set up group permissions to handle this:
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Unix_Groups

Or you can move those directories to another FTP user, then remap them back to your site:
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/KB_/Account_Control_Panel/Domains::_Remap_Sub-Dir

-Scott