Limited FTP access for subdomain


#1

Hey everyone,

I’m a little slow with these things and spent hours trying to figure this one out. So please bear with me. Any help will be much appreciated.

Basically I created a subdomain which will act as a file sharing/transfer platform. How do I create multiple FTP users that’s only limited to that particular subdomain? I tried creating a new User but that gives access to everything.


#2

You’ll have to use SFTP (many FTP programs support this), but it’s doable with some effort.

http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Unix_Groups

And don’t forget that you’re responsible for whatever these users upload. Make sure they’re trustworthy.

EDIT: Why not just create that subdomain as owned by a new user, then give everybody that username and password?

-Scott


#3

Yeah, if you create a new user it will only have access to the new subdomain (not ‘everything’). Just share the user’s info among those who require it - and like Scott suggests, choose whom you share the info with wisely.

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#4

Terribly sorry for the late reply guys. I tried Scott’s method. Worked like a charm. :smiley:

Thank you very very much!