This should be dead simple but I can't figure it out.
I have a web app (Magento) in
The filesystem permissions are standard Magento permissions http://devdocs.magento.com/guides/m1x/install/installer-privileges_after.html
The files are owned by www-data:www-data
I've installed ProFTPd and when I create a normal user (e.g. user1) I can login and create/delete files no problem to /home/user1
I tried setting the users home directory:
usermod -m -d /srv/www/magento.com/public_html user1
I also added user1 to the www-data group
usermod -g www-data user1
Yet despite all the above ProFTPd can't switch to that directory
proftpd myserver: user1 chdir("/srv/www/magento.com/public_html"): Permission denied
I can't switch the file ownership to be owned by user1 as nginx/php5-fpm need them to be under www-data
I'm guessing I'm missing some other basic ubuntu file permissions issue.
Here's my proftpd.conf file
# # /etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf -- This is a basic ProFTPD configuration file. # To really apply changes, reload proftpd after modifications, if # it runs in daemon mode. It is not required in inetd/xinetd mode. # # Includes DSO modules Include /etc/proftpd/modules.conf # Set off to disable IPv6 support which is annoying on IPv4 only boxes. UseIPv6 on # If set on you can experience a longer connection delay in many cases. IdentLookups off ServerName "XX.XX.XXX.XX" ServerType standalone DeferWelcome off MultilineRFC2228 on DefaultServer on ShowSymlinks on TimeoutNoTransfer 600 TimeoutStalled 600 TimeoutIdle 1200 DisplayLogin welcome.msg DisplayChdir .message true ListOptions "-l" DenyFilter \*.*/ # Use this to jail all users in their homes #DefaultRoot ~ # Users require a valid shell listed in /etc/shells to login. # Use this directive to release that constrain. RequireValidShell off # Port 21 is the standard FTP port. Port 21 # In some cases you have to specify passive ports range to by-pass # firewall limitations. Ephemeral ports can be used for that, but # feel free to use a more narrow range. # PassivePorts 49152 65534 # If your host was NATted, this option is useful in order to # allow passive tranfers to work. You have to use your public # address and opening the passive ports used on your firewall as well. # MasqueradeAddress 184.108.40.206 # This is useful for masquerading address with dynamic IPs: # refresh any configured MasqueradeAddress directives every 8 hours <IfModule mod_dynmasq.c> # DynMasqRefresh 28800 </IfModule> # To prevent DoS attacks, set the maximum number of child processes # to 30. If you need to allow more than 30 concurrent connections # at once, simply increase this value. Note that this ONLY works # in standalone mode, in inetd mode you should use an inetd server # that allows you to limit maximum number of processes per service # (such as xinetd) MaxInstances 30 # Set the user and group that the server normally runs at. User proftpd Group nogroup # Umask 022 is a good standard umask to prevent new files and dirs # (second parm) from being group and world writable. Umask 022 022 # Normally, we want files to be overwriteable. AllowOverwrite on # Uncomment this if you are using NIS or LDAP via NSS to retrieve passwords: # PersistentPasswd off # This is required to use both PAM-based authentication and local passwords # AuthOrder mod_auth_pam.c* mod_auth_unix.c # Be warned: use of this directive impacts CPU average load! # Uncomment this if you like to see progress and transfer rate with ftpwho # in downloads. That is not needed for uploads rates. # # UseSendFile off TransferLog /var/log/proftpd/xferlog SystemLog /var/log/proftpd/proftpd.log <IfModule mod_quotatab.c> QuotaEngine off </IfModule> <IfModule mod_ratio.c> Ratios off </IfModule> # Delay engine reduces impact of the so-called Timing Attack described in # http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/11430/discuss # It is on by default. <IfModule mod_delay.c> DelayEngine on </IfModule> <IfModule mod_ctrls.c> ControlsEngine off ControlsMaxClients 2 ControlsLog /var/log/proftpd/controls.log ControlsInterval 5 ControlsSocket /var/run/proftpd/proftpd.sock </IfModule> <IfModule mod_ctrls_admin.c> AdminControlsEngine off </IfModule> # Include other custom configuration files Include /etc/proftpd/conf.d/ <IfModule mod_cap.c> CapabilitiesEngine on CapabilitiesSet +CAP_CHOWN </IfModule> <Directory /srv/www/magento.com/public_html> UserOwner www-data GroupOwner www-data Umask 002 003 </Directory>