sftp/scp only without real users

Thomas Güttler guettliml at thomas-guettler.de
Tue Sep 5 22:09:46 AEST 2017

Hi Nico and other ssh experts,

Am 02.09.2017 um 06:46 schrieb Nico Kadel-Garcia:
> On Fri, Sep 1, 2017 at 5:11 AM, Thomas Güttler Lists
> <guettliml at thomas-guettler.de> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> my goal: sftp/scp only access, without the need for linux users.
>> I want to provide 10 sftp/scp directories to 10 people. Let's call this
>> "virtual account"
>> I don't want to create linux users for each of them.
>> I would like to create one linux user (backup_user). In his home-directory
>> will be 10 directories. For each "virtual account" one directory.
> Sounds like you want an old tool called "rssh", with chroot cages.
> Some of my tools to help set it up are at:
> * https://github.com/nkadel/rssh-chroot-tools
> However, if I may suggest? It sounds like you may be better with an
> "ftps" system, not an "sftp" system. Please look up "vsftpd" and how
> it can be configured this way, with a variety of authentication
> protocols to go with it.

Yes, I think you are right. Maybe it I have less headache with ftps.

   Thomas Güttler

Thomas Guettler http://www.thomas-guettler.de/

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