Possible to setup shell/ftp account for another user for a subdirectory?


Had an account with Dreamhost since 2004 or 2005 I think, never had this come up before :slight_smile:

I want to know if it’s possible to set up a shell/FTP account for a friend so they can have access only to a particular subdirectory so they can create a particular webpage in that subdirectory - or just set up a subdomain.domain.com where they can only have access to subdomain, and nothing else in my account. Is this possible? Thanks!


subdir - yes - create new user and map directory
subdomain - yes - create new user & set up hosted subdomain


Thanks for the quick response!


For what it’s worth: I’d recommend against relying upon remapped subdirectories unless you have no alternative. It’s a kind of obscure feature, and there are some seriously unintuitive things about how it ends up working, especially from a security perspective.

If what you’re trying to do here is just let a friend set up their own site, go with a subdomain. The results are much more predictable.


Thank you - I ended up doing the subdomain, it was a quick setup and fairly intuitive.