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Old 02-24-2009, 12:55 PM   #1
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Setting up FTP access to vsftpd through RSA/SSH Key

I have a vsftpd setup on Suse Linux Enterprise 10. I want to put ftp under their jail directory which is achieved in the vsftpd config.

Now since the FTP user doesn't have an access to any shell on linux box, I dont know how to give him an access to FTP using RSA key.

Shell for FTP user is /bin/false so he cant access any shell.

Kindly provide me the solution.
Old 02-25-2009, 06:02 AM   #2
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The ftp user is a non-interactive account, used for running server processes. The login users to your ftpd server is what you must control.

If I understand you (put ftp under their jail directory) you want to chroot the ftp connections. Then, use the chroot_list_* directive from /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf.

Finally, if you only want to use SSL on ftp, then only allow connections through port #22, and use sftp as a client.


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