Multiple user/protected ftp?


#1

I have this I dea in my head, that I can set up a directory on my site where I can have clients log in via an ftp program, and only get access to the files in that directory. I am sure this is possible, people have given me access to such folders on their sites. How can this happen with dreamhost?


#2

Search through the wiki or the knowledge base for detailed answers – it sounds like you’re looking for anonymous FTP. Unfortunately, I think you need a unique IP for that.

I worked out a sort of solution by setting up a user in its own group on the server, and basically crippling it as much as possible (lots of privilege changes), plus hiding the username/password in an apache redirect… but this is STILL not really 100% secure, and I’m only giving it out to friends and family. And it was pretty complicated to set up – I don’t even remember all of the steps, so I’m not going to try to list them here.