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I just created a new user on my server, but I only want this user to have access to var/www/ and all the files/folders inside that.

They should be able to access no other files on the server except those.

How would I do this?

Thanks!

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Try to chroot that user to that directory. I can't give examples right now, but restricting to one directory does call for chroot. –  DaDaDom Apr 28 '10 at 12:23
    
@DaDaDom if you do that, the user won't be able to execute anything, as there would be no /usr/bin, etc. –  chmeee Apr 28 '10 at 12:51
    
@Michael why don't you tell us why you wan't to do that? –  chmeee Apr 28 '10 at 12:52
    
well, I made a new user so the user can access the server via SFTP. I don't want him having access to the entire server, just var/www/. –  Michael Apr 28 '10 at 12:59
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The recommended way to do this is with SSH's recently added ChrootDirectory feature:

http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/590

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