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Enable chrooted sftp for more than one user per account

If I use FTP, I can make as many users as I want. For various reasons, using FTP is not optimal at my workplace. I'd like to be able to let each ftp user I create log in with chrooted sftp.

I'm able to modify /etc/passwd and /var/www/vhosts/example.org/etc/passwd to make it work, but doing that manually kind of defeats the point of using a tool like Plesk...

Specifically, I give the ftp user the same home directory, and shell as the initial sftp user has in each passwd file.

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This is a valid request, so we’ll look into it. There is no ETA at the moment, but we would really appreciate you voting for this request so that we can accurately assess its popularity relative to other features.

The original request contains a manual solution, so, we consider to automate it. Please, add a comment if your case will not be solved with that solution.

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  • Peter Hubberstey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    C'mon. FTP needs to die a death. It was imagined in the 1970s before even the www. Before even colour television for goodness sake.

    https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc114

    It's literally the first protocol I block at hardware firewall level purely out of spite that people refuse to move on.

    SSH/SFTP is absolutely required.

  • anonymous2 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Quite important security issue ... I'd really like to have this sorted out... Otherwise allowing another FTP User than the main one access to nonpublic areas is really a security concern.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I think this topic does not neet votes - it is essential. Otherwise you force your customers to break security by giving out ftp only.

    Dear PLESK STAFF, could you please help me to find the full documented manual solution?
    I can not find it in the docs or help articles.
    Except modifiing the /passwd. But how? Is my solution secure?
    Will my solution be overwritten with the next automated change some where else?

  • Michael Koontz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @Plesk Staff - Is there an update on this? With IoT moving towards more secure environments this is quickly becoming a necessary feature.

  • MrEdofCourse commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Wow, this is a huge problem. I have users on various platforms that only have SFTP and FTP as an option. They travel. They use public WiFi. I've been learning and building everything out with Plesk, only now to find out that I might need to move to cPanel.

  • Sascha Henken commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This feature would be welcomed because more and more customers are asking for this and to say "i´m sorry, its not possible due to system limitation" would customers go and search for other solutions. So i´ve voted yes!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi Plesk team,

    We were having a hard time believing Plesk does not support more than 1 Sftp users, after trying all options in Plesk and finally finding this thread.

    More than 5 years have passed this has been raised and nothing has been done towards a (secure) FTP solution?

    Cheers

  • Jean-Marie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Being desesperate for having at least more one sftp account per domaine. It becomes very difficult for account management when you have various administrator with different access rules

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    3 years have passed and still no solution to this. What are you waiting for? cPanel is doing this since years.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    "vote for this and that" blabla

    This feature was requested more than 5 years ago. It's a basic function, FTP should not even be used anymore.

    I think it's safe to say it's not happening.

  • webdiz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @Eureka Truthteller
    Nah sorry, I use Plesk since many years and need many functions of it. It's the best one for me.

  • Eureka Truthteller commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have come up with a great solution... migrating away from Plesk to CPanel! I takes less time to move the site to a CPanel-based server than it takes to manually add dozens of SFTP users with the workaround.

    Adios, Plesk... it was fun knowing ya'!

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