Hello! It all started with the need to provide sftp access to various users. I managed to install Proftpd and it everything works as needed, except the user access control. It is quite possible that something outside proftpd is the problem and I'm missing it. I have the following setup: Several websites, all located as follows: /var/www/html/site1 /var/www/html/site2 /var/www/html/site2/subdomain_site2 I need to provide access as follows: User1 full read/write to /var/www/html User2 full read/write to /var/www/html/site1 User3 full read/write to /var/www/html/site2/subdomain_site2 All these users need to be restricted to their directories, without being able to cd or ls outside their place. ----------- Edit: for some reason I seem have two proftpd configuration files. One is /etc/proftpd.vhosts.conf and the other is in /usr/etc/proftpd.conf . Kind lost me here, which one am I supposed to edit? Also, isn't it possible to achieve the lock down effect I'm chasing via /etc/security/chroot.conf ? Which one would be easier?