I'm trying to give a client SFTP access to the root directory of their site on my server (Ubuntu 10.10) so they can manager their website themselves.
While I have been successful in jailing a user to a directory and giving them SFTP access; they are only allowed to create and delete new files in sub directories (the directories they own). This means that I must give them access to the parent directory to the root of their site.
So far I have followed the instructions in this tutorial as follows:
addgroup filetransfer usermod -G filetransfer username chown root:root /home/username chmod 755 /home/username cd /home/username mkdir docs public_html chown username:username *
How can I limit them to the root of their site (for example public_html) while still allowing them the ability create and delete files. All the tutorials I have read suggest that the root must be the owner of the user's home directory, which prevents them from write access inside that directory.
I'm relatively new to managing my own server so any advice would be very grateful.