The SSH File Transfer Protocol, (sometimes called Secure File Transfer Protocol, Secure FTP), or SFTP, is a network protocol that provides file access, file transfer, and file management functionality over any reliable data stream.

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Contribute CS5 Connection to Apache2 Server SFTP issues

We moved a few websites to an Apache2 setup and have since not been able to connect to the server with SFTP. I get a password / username error. There is no load on the server. SSH is configured. ...
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SFTP for users (own site folder)

I'm trying to config SFTP, so that my users can access their own site folder (with PSFTP/FileZilla). I use Vagrant, CentOS7, NGINX and .sh file. This is my bootstrap.sh, for creating one of my users. ...
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How to access FTP or SFTP in Webmin?

I have a linux server running webmin that I cannot connect to with FTP/SFTP. Usually I can connect to any server, eventually. But not this one. I can login and create any kind of user, do anything. ...
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PureFTPd Server on OS X - FTP clients can login but unable to view or write to their folders

Need a real FTP guru for this one I think. If you know something about pureftp please read through the below logs and see if something jumps out at you. People can log in but not post files or make ...
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Wordpress SFTP auto update issues

I have run into an issue with WordPress and ssh. Essentially,I am trying to enable auto updating with Wordpress over SFTP. I have followed the directions on This thead on DigitalOcean.com up I have ...
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Load Balancer sftp persistence when a server goes offline

Let's say we have the following scenario: We have two identical *nix servers using a shared filesystem. We connect through SFTP (not FTPS) to one of them to upload a file to the shared filesystem, the ...
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Setting up SFTP users that are jailed to their home directories with Chef

I'm hoping someone can help me figure out how to chroot jail users to their home directories for SFTP with Chef. I've tried multiple SSH cookbooks and Googled for an answer for several days with no ...
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Removing chroot jail on Synology Diskstation 4.1

I'm administrating a Synology Diskstation 412 with DSM 4.1 and I need to be able to upload files to the filesystem via SFTP. However, when I enable the built-in SFTP server in the DSM, it always jails ...
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sftp limitation: disable chmod +x

Do I have an option to forbid a user group or a sftpuser to set chmod +x? The user shall be allowed to upload media files, but no php scripts to run for example.
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SFTP Connection Failing To Linode's Ubuntu Server

I installed vsftpd on our Ubuntu machine on (Linode VPS) and followed the steps from this documentation. http://www.noob2geek.com/linux/setup-vsftpd-debian-ubuntu/ So, everything works correcly if I ...
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SSH - SFTP/SCP only + additional command running in background

there are many solutions described to get ur SSH-connection forced to only run SFTP by modifying the sshd_config by adding a new group match and give that new group a Forcecommand internal-sftp Well ...
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Chroot / sFtp / Ftps Problems

regular debian admin, i am faced to a complex situation and i appreciate your advices... I have a server with chroot environment that is working without problems up to now : Chroot user : store ...
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sftp uploads to multiple servers

I have multiple EC2 instances that share the same directory and files in /var/www. Now, everytime I need to upload, I need to use an sftp client, it is good maybe if I have only one server but, I ...
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Setup a secondary SSH/SFTP user with limited directory access

I am trying to create a new secondary user that has access to SFTP files and SSH access to a specific directory. I have the SFTP work, but when I try to login via SSH, I get the following error: ...
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Configuring Chroot for SFTP Users

I am trying to configure a SFTP server for some automated backups. I configured an Ubuntu 14.04 server and have had partial success. The idea I'm looking to do is this: A user will be created for ...
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Can we put condition in ChrootDirectory directive of Match Group in SFTP configuration?

I am using SFTP with active directory. After authenticating users I am redirecting all users to one directory that is upload2. But now I want redirect some users to one directory and some users to ...
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Remote SCP & SSFTP access to linux server denied

This situation is a bit embarrassing but I could really use some help. I took steps to secure my linux server by carrying out the following steps: created and use a different user to use in place ...
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FTP Script Needs overview

I am trying to write a script that allows me to check a directory for files that i will sftp to another server. When the file is created it creates a .ready file that is supposed to signal a file is ...
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chroot with sftp on centos 6.5

I'm trying to get sftp working with proper chroot configuration on Centos 6.5 server. As for now I get: sftp user@000.000.000.000 User@000.000.000.000's password: Write failed: Broken pipe Couldn't ...
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SSH keygen error (setting up a SFTP server)

I was following this tutorial, but a problem occurred and I couldn't find any help while googling it. Whenever I ran the command sudo ssh-keygen -e -f ~username/.ssh/authorized_keys | sudo tee ...
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Daily sftp stops working, and weekly sshd fails and needs reinstall

My server has daily issues with its SFTP. Everyday I need to change the SFTP subsystem. Everyday it gets reset to: Subsystem sftp /usr/libexec/sftp-server While it has to be: Subsystem ...
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Add trusted remote certificate to Ubuntu server

I'm running an app on an AWS server running Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS. I'm writing a script to connect to an SFTP server from the command line, but am unable to connect. I believe this is because my Ubuntu ...
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SFTP encountering Bad Message

I am uploading a file via sftp to a remote server. While on transfer, I got a message that says, "stalled". I killed the sftp running on my local. The problem is, I cannot delete the partially ...
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Match Group restriction in sshd_config does not work

I have got two groups in sshd_config: AllowGroups sftpusers sshusers And I have two groups below subsystem sftp /usr/lib/openssh/sftp-server: Match Group sftpusers,!sshusers ...
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ChrootDirectory for SFTP user in virtual host directory with write permissions and SuPHP

I am trying to give a SFTP user (user2) writeable access to a virtual host directory (website) in /var/www/mywebsite under Ubuntu 12.04. I have setup sshd_config to use Chrooting so that this user ...
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SFTP OpenSSH 5.3 chroot-jail with write access to home directory

I've followed the myriad of tutorials/instructions to setup a CHROOT'ed/Jailed SFTP account, and it works great. However, I need the user accounts to be able to have full write access to their home ...
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Setting up ssh on Debian to allow some users log in with ldap

I have a server in which users can't login via ssh but can upload files by sftp. This server has an ldap database of users and ssh and sftp are configured with the ldap, so none of the ldap users ...
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Debian squeeze: SSH login works fine, SFTP login returns a Failed password error

I'm currently trying to setup SFTP on debian using openssh. I can still login with all my users using ssh, but as soon as i'm trying to login using an SFTP client like filezilla i'm getting an failed ...
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Modifying httpd.conf to adjust for mod_wsgi and django install then cannot connect via sftp

I modified my httpd.conf file to point to a .wsgi file that I made directing apache to different document root. The server works fine, I see my application live on the net and I am still connected via ...
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SSH automatically disconnects after file transfer

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 on a machine in my house that I use for web development. I connect to it using Filezilla SFTP to transfer files from my office. When I connect and only browse, the connection ...
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OSX Lion SFTP Chroot

I am looking to allow my SFTP users on my OSX Lion box to be chrooted so they cannot see anything else. I know about the usual changes in the sshd_config that match the user and set the chroot ...
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Limit copssh users to home directory Windows 7

I have found these two sites below: CopSSH SFTP -- limit users access to their home directory only and http://blogs.windowsnetworking.com/wnadmin/2006/11/07/copssh-restricting-users-access/ as well as ...
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permission denied using a public key with Copssh on a windows 2003 server

I've a Windows 2003 SP2 server with CopSSH version 1.1.0.1 installed. I've a user set up for SFTP who is able to transfer files from two servers. I am trying to add the public keys he provided me so ...
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What firewall configuration do I need for SFTP to be able to put files on a remote server

I have a situation in production where SFTP (using Putty PSFTP) is working when I connect and list files on a remote server but put and get fail with error permission denied. In my dev environment I ...
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Howto setup socks proxy for sftp on windows

I have a windows server and I want to setup a sftp server over socks proxy. A firewall is running but my ports are open. First, I have installed an sftp server with a local test account. It is up and ...
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CentOS - how to chroot sftp and have mysql as shell

I have a user who I would like to have sftp access to one folder only (chrooted). Also he logs in with ssh, I would like him to only have access to mysql. I am able to chroot the users sftp (by ...
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SFTP permissions with domain users Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS

If there was ever a linux question, it usually has something to do with permissions. Alright, so I'm trying to set up a sort of "double-blind" SFTP server. I'm looking to make a folder, ...
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Best practice for delivering SFTP key to client?

We are rolling out a solution that is going to leverage SFTP, we have hundreds of sites we want to deploy this to. The solution is basically a windows service that is using an installer, so it's a ...
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SFTP Reverse-Proxy using iptables on custom port

I want to give SFTP access to anyone into to my Server (IP: ss.ss.ss.ss) passing through Proxy (reverse-Proxy? IP: pp.pp.pp.pp), so that IP ss.ss.ss.ss is never seen by whoever is connecting to the ...
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Default value of pasv_address in FTP configuration (vsftp)

What is the default value of "pasv_address" in the vsftpd config? Will it be the IP address the client uses to connect to the server?
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“Jailed” user can access `/dev` directory under SFTP

I set up a jail for a remote user under SSH (Cygwin), and he is jailed at /jail/user/home/user. When he connects with some SFTP client (ex: Filezilla), he can access his /home/user folder and control ...
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Can't change files with Transmit through SFTP. Wrong permissions

I'm having an Ubuntu Server installation. In a folder deployed a wordpress installation and because of the file uploads, plugin updates etc I chowned the entire folder and its subdirectories to ...
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Sftp virtualhosting based on the SNI server name?

I am thinking on the possibility of the virtualhosting of sftp based on the server name, which was given by the client with SNI. Is it possible? Does any similar already exist there?
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Ubuntu jail SSH & SFTP

So I'm having trouble with jailkit. SSH is working fantastically, SFTP not so much. zoneminder:x:1001:1002:,,,:/home/jail/./home/zoneminder:/usr/sbin/jk_chrootsh scott@neptune:/home/jail/home$ ls -l ...
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Creating SFTP Users chrootdirectory /var/www

I am trying to create a new sftp user in Ubuntu 12.04.4 and am running into some trouble. After creating the first sftp user, I document the commands for later user and then delete the user and try ...
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How to solve problematic cpu load due to encryption when using SFTP on a VM

my company is trying offer a sftp service for a big amount of customers. The serving machine will be on a VM and tests have shown that, with an increasing amount of simultaneous users, the cpu becomes ...
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How to write a path with dots in sshd_config

I'm writing the default directory for a SFTP user in sshd_config, using this code: Match user ftpuser ChrootDirectory /var/www/ftp.user ForceCommand internal-sftp AllowTcpForwarding no ...
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Outgoing SFTP not working through Cisco Router (but works through phone)

Router is a Cisco 2900 Series. Trying to SFTP to a Canadian client. No outgoing ports are blocked. I can connect to the same SFTP server when tethered through my phone but not when going through ...
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Scp fails in one direction for admin but is successful with root user

I am able to do a scp from one server to anoher using a particular user but the same user is not able to send files back to the first one. I used scp -vv and the detials look as below: Executing: ...
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FTP listfiles not working

I get the error 421 error connection timed out. I am already in passive mode, but still it's not able to execute certain FTP commands like LIST , NLST. What could be the cause? I tried using both ...