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    Root FTP

    Hey,

    We have a VPS hosting clients websites, however having to remember all the FTP's is a nightmare... is there a WHM/cPanel plugin that allows you to have a master FTP account and add domains to it?

    So you only have 1 FTP account to remember to access every website?

    Dan
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    Have you tried connecting to the server via sFTP with your root/password combination? That should do the trick...

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    Is that not dangerous though as it gives access to the complete server? I only really want access to the /home/ folder?

    Dan
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    1) Stop using FTP - It's not a secure protocol.

    2) Grap a copy of WinSCP and log in securely as root.

    If you're uploading files into users' directories you'll need to remember to change ownership of the files to that user, but you can do that from within WinSCP too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny159 View Post
    Is that not dangerous though as it gives access to the complete server? I only really want access to the /home/ folder?

    Dan
    That is essentially the complete server.. every single user..

    Don't use FTP.

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    Can use SFTP in FTP client.

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    If you're using FileZilla, simply change the port to '22' and connect. If you're usng a command line, when imputing the address put a space and then 22 and then enter.

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    Technically you will have reas write issues if you are using root ftp uploading to diff user directory and accounts. Php scripts esp where they need to acces filea or folders from time to time. Wouldnt u guys agree?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cripperz View Post
    Technically you will have reas write issues if you are using root ftp uploading to diff user directory and accounts. Php scripts esp where they need to acces filea or folders from time to time. Wouldnt u guys agree?
    Probably not. The root user is kinda just that... the root user. If you're asking about *regular* FTP root, then yes, there will be a permissions problem and you'll have an issue. But with SFTP, root is root. So root will be able to do *anything*.

    I had an issue on my FreeBSD box getting root working with SFTP, though, and a couple chown commands fixed it.

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    You may need to update UID and GID when using SFTP as root user on servers using suPHP.

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