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I am not sure if this question is relevant to this site or not but i hope i would get some help here for sure. I want to create sftp account for file management. I can only create FTP account from cpanel, there is no way to create sftp account, how to create sftp account ? i googled it but didn't found anything apart from few irrelevant commands. I think i need to fire some commands ?? Server os is UBUNTU

Any help will be appreciated.

*If you think, this question shouldn't be here, let me know i will remove it. *

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SFTP is file transfer over ssh, the users of SFTP are users that have ssh-access as well, so basically they are system accounts. A guide on how to restrict their rights can be found here: here

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Many thanks for the answer and link. I have seen few servers allow sftp file access using ftp client, I want something like that. Do you have any idea how to do it ? – Amit Patil Dec 6 '12 at 17:52
@AmitPatil If you want a sftp-only account using chrooted, this will give a good answer, ofcourse, it's possible to access sftp file using ftp clients. – Achu Dec 6 '12 at 17:59
they must be running ftp also side by side with sftp server, or the clients support both sftp/ftp and the user thinks its the same. sftp and ftp are two different protocols and each needs a different communication protocol – BluesRhythm Dec 6 '12 at 18:00
This link helped a lot which is suggested by @Achu… – Amit Patil Dec 6 '12 at 19:05

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