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Old 11-19-2003, 09:53 PM   #1
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ftp acct/permissions

i'm running linux on my VPS server. using WEBppliance Pro3.5.20
I am trying to set up ftp accts for my website administrators, using the control panel i can set up the user accounts but it will not allow me to give them certain permissions like ex. user 1 only allowed access to /var/www/html/staff and nothing below that
there has to be a way to do this through ssl I have FULL root access to my box i tried this command
[root@deep ] /# useradd -d /home/var/www/html/staff/ -s /dev/null ftpadmin > /dev/null 2>&1
[root@deep ] /# passwd ftpadmin

root@deep ] /# vi /etc/shells


root@deep ] /# vi /etc/passwd


this totaly messed up my control panel I did a restore of my server and its back to normal. however I'm still not sure how to add a user to my ftp server with permissions "only to access a certain directory"

pls help
Old 11-20-2003, 11:08 AM   #2
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chroot is what your looking for and you can also not give them shell access by adding something like:


to your /etc/shells file. That's if you only want them to be jailed to a particular directory and not have any other access to the system with no shell access, etc.


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