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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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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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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/etc/init.d/ssh restart does not reload the configuration

I've added a chroot configuration to my /etc/ssh/sshd_config. I reload the configuration file using /etc/init.d/ssh reload, then try to connect using an SFTP client, but nothing changes, the user is ...
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sFTP users permissions to overwrite/edit over root owned files

This is related to Give SFTP users and Apache write permissions on same folders So, I am using ACLs to give write permissions over /var/www. It works perfectly when developer login users upload new ...
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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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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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CentOS 6.5 ssh ChrootDirectory not working

I have been trying to configure my CentOS 6.5 minimal 64 bit machine to allow SFTP users to connect and get jailed to specific folders. I can sftp in using the unix commmand: "sftp user@localhost" and ...
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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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Not able to restrict the user to particular directory in unix

Below are the steps I performed: I created group sftponly. Added one user named sftpusers to that group. Added Subsystem sftp internal-sftp to file /etc/ssh/sshd_config Added this line to the file ...
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SFTP chroot jail not working

Trying to follow this tutorial but for Arch Linux. /etc/ssh/sshd_config: # override default of no subsystems #Subsystem sftp /usr/lib/ssh/sftp-server Subsystem sftp internal-sftp ...
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Bad File Descriptor when trying to use SFTP with chroot

I am on CentOS 6.5 using OpenSSH_5.3p1. I have attempted to set-up a chroot environment. After connecting using SFTP, when I use the 'ls' command, the connection is closed. The following is being ...
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Setup directory links in user SFTP root directory with copSSH on Windows

I'm trying to configure copSSH to allow a specific user to access several folders on the C drive. However, if I create simple directory symlinks (using mklink /d), then the SFTP clinet can't get into ...
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can' t access ec2 instance for additional user with sftp or ssh - key refused

I keep getting server refused our key error with putty/public key rejected error in filezilla when trying to access my ec2instance with a new user. Access works fine for both ssh and sftp with the ...
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Redhat configure sftp

I would like to give someone in a different dept read only sftp access to a certain dir on a redhat 6 server. Easier said than done I've found. I've followed a guide like this one to setup the user to ...
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SFTP Connection issues when small connection limit

I am connecting to an external SFTP server. The server limits the number of concurrent connections to 2. I'm seeing behaviour that indicates that when my client code closes an SFTP connection, I ...
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ForceCommand vs Subsystem

Is there any particula reason why I should use ForceCommand internal-sftp instead of Subsystem sftp iternal-sftp and disabling the shell?
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What part of the reboot cycle in Linux is WinSCP detecting as FTP port 21 being available?

When I rebooted one of my boxes running Ubuntu Server LTS 14.04.1 today, I received a strange message from WinSCP during the automated reconnect attempt that I've never seen before: ...
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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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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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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 ...