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Additional FTP Accounts

Additional FTP Accounts

Additional FTP accounts can be setup on an Appies server for one of the following two primary reasons:

to give a web developer restricted access to a directory where they can upload and download files (different from anonymous FTP)
to give customers you are virtually hosting FTP access to their content
This is done by clicking your Appies menu "FTP_Accounts" >> "Additional FTP Accounts".

 Remember...
 
Additional FTP accounts can be setup on an Appies server for one of the following two primary reasons:
to give a web developer restricted access to a directory where they can upload and download files (different from anonymous FTP)
to give customers you are virtually hosting FTP access to their content
This is done by clicking your Appies menu "FTP_Accounts" >> "Additional FTP Accounts".

Setting up a new FTP account. The main window has two pull down menus.  The first contains a list of folders in your virtualhosts folder that are already created which can be selected. Select the folder from this list and click "continue...".  If the folder is not in this list, you need to first create it using the File Manager, FTP, a shell account, or any other tool that does the trick.

 Technical Note...

Additional FTP accounts use a shared password file for all customers using the same IP address. This means a username may be taken.  If so, just choose another username.  The username does not have to match the name of the folder.

The next screen has two input boxes where you enter an
1) FTP username - all lower case, no spaces - just letters and numbers recommended and a
2) new FTP password - at least 6 characters in length, no spaces.
Once you click "process" the account will be instantly created.

 Technical Note...

FTPing into the account will take the user directly into their folder where they cannot move any closer to your home folder, they can only move to folders which they create inside the folder you have assigned.  All files uploaded by the addl FTP user are owned by farley and not by the FTP user.

* If there are subdirectories created within a folder in the virtualhosts folder, each subdirectory must be changed to the mode 777 so the FTP user has write access to the files and the folder.


Editing an existing additional FTP account. On the first screen, select the folder from the second pull down menu which belongs to the FTP account and click "continue...". You can either change the password or delete the account.  Like other passwords, this is not stored in plain text on the server.  If it is forgotten, it must be reset. Clicking "process" will make your desired changes.

 

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