How do I create FTP for my users?


#1

Hi,

I need to allow my users to login, using their own FTP program, to a specific folder. The users will not be able to navigate out of that folder and I need to have a single username/password for all. Can someone let me know how to set this up, please.

Thanks.

Regards,
Tony

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#2

I second this request, though individual passwords for all users would be preferable. I feel like this is a common thing, and I feel a little dumb for not being able to find the answer. Must be a closely guarded internet secret.

The purpose is for file sharing amongst clients and vendors. I’d like to manually set up their account, then be able to close it when their services expired. I’m willing to pay for code/app if that’s necessary.

Thanks in advance.


#3

Hmmm… posted that message 10 days ago. Amazing that nobody had the answer. :frowning: Very disappointing. Dunno why they couldn’t just use normal Control Panel like all other servers.

Regards,
Tony

I want to die in my sleep like my Grandfather. Not kicking and screaming like his passengers!


#4

the answer is inside the wiki
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/KB_/Account_Control_Panel/Domains::Remap_Sub-Dir
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/KB
/Account_Control_Panel/Users::_Users

you need to add a new user with ftp access, then remap a sub folder of your main account to that user folder.

let’s say user1 is the owner of domain.com and you want to give other users access to domain.com/upload you should do the following:

  1. add a new user: user2
  2. remap sub-dir http://www.domain.com/upload to /home/user2/

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#5

ok, so how do i “remap”?


#6

Repeat after me: "the answer is inside the wiki"
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/KB_/Account_Control_Panel/Domains::_Remap_Sub-Dir

-Scott