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I want to create a FTP user for a certain path on my webserver. I use Ubuntu + nginx;

I found only this code on the internet but I want to set a password for this user and have him access just one folder+subfolders of that and have read+write permissions :

adduser -c john
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Which FTP server are you using, or going to use? – Michael Kjörling Dec 23 '12 at 14:08
I will use the FTP server of my website – nevergone Dec 23 '12 at 15:48
echo -e 'password\npassword\n' | sudo passwd john – ymn Dec 24 '12 at 11:21

If you want to limit the user to one specific folder and subfolders, you might need a more advanced setup.

SFTP is a decent option for this, though not perfect. See this blog article describing the process.

Note that the current answers don't address the issue of limiting the user to a specific directory. Nor do they address that FTP users are often different from system users. The command adduser -c john is creating a system user on Ubuntu rather than a user within a specific FTP software system.

Hope this helps.

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