Old 13th February 2009, 08:52
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Question Sftp

Hello guys,

First of all I am VERY new to setting up servers and all, so please be patient with me

Now, I have an unmanaged VPS with no control panels at all. OS is CentOS 5.2 and I use nginx as my webserver

I wanted to know, what all steps to follow to install/configure SFTP access. Please explain step by step. What all stuff do I need for it?

I use FireFTP as my ftp client, it has SFTP feature too.

Thank you
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Old 14th February 2009, 14:41
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All you have to do is create a system user with the /bin/bash or /bin/sh shell using the useradd command (see
man useradd
). Then set a password for that user:
passwd username
Afterwards you should be able to log in using SFTP.
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