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How to: Restrict Users to SCP and SFTP and Block SSH Shell Access with rssh


A quick HowTo on using secure FTP to transfer files. What is sftp?

SCP/SFTP -> SSHD -> Call sftpd subsystem -> Requires a shell -> User can login to server and run other commands.

In this article series we will help you provide secure restricted file-transfer services to your users without resorting to FTP. It also covers chroot jail setup instructions to lock down users to their own home directories (allow users to transfer files but not browse the entire Linux / UNIX file system of the server) as well as per user configurations.