FTP user with read - write access [HELP]

Discussion in 'General' started by flynns.br, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. flynns.br

    flynns.br New Member

    Hello guys this is my first post in this forum, and I'm new to ISPconfig, my question is, when I add a ftp-user for my client, they can log in but they can't write the files, they have read-only access to their files, how can I possibly solve this, i try to google it but din't find anything that helped me, so I dicided to post it here.

    ps. I installed IPSconfig 3 on a ubuntu 10.04, I've followed the perfect server ispconfig3 at howtoforge,(i cloudn't set quota, could be this?).
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Where do you try to upload files by FTP? Upload is only possible to the "web" directory as this is the directory weher html and php files are stored for the website.
  3. flynns.br

    flynns.br New Member

    Sure, i have already put the files in there with root access, but when i login with the client account i can't write on the directory :confused:
  4. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Ahh, ok, so that the problem. FTP users can not upload or change files when you uploaded them as root user. The root user is the administrative user of a Linux server, files that are uploaded by him vcan not be changed by normal users. To fix this, you have to chown all files and folders recursively to the web user and client group of this website.


    chown -R web1:client1 /var/www/www.domain.tld/web/*

    replace web1 with the web user that owns the website and client1 with the group that owns the website. You can find client and group on the options tab of the website settings.
  5. flynns.br

    flynns.br New Member

    Thanks man you are a life saver !!!!! it worked like a charme, I just had to change the comand like this:

    chown -R web1:client1 /var/www/clients/client1/web1/*

  6. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    The path /var/www/www.domain.tld/web/ would have worked as well, because /var/www/www.domain.tld/web/ is a symlink to /var/www/clients/client1/web1/. Its just easier to navigate and remember for the admin on the shell :)
  7. flynns.br

    flynns.br New Member

    I got this when I tried like this :

    chown: cannot access `/var/www/www.exemplo.com.br/web/*': No such file or directory
  8. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Then the path might be just:


    You can see the paths of existing websites by executing:


    in the /var/www directory.
  9. flynns.br

    flynns.br New Member

    Sure how stupid I'm, theres no www :eek:

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