Im trying to setup FTP on Windows 2003 Standard. Multiple people will need access, the problem Im having is how do I make it to where certain ftp accounts only have access to certain folders and certain ftp accounts have access to the whole root directory of that folder?
For instance under websitefolder you have a folder called bobsfolder. I want bob to login and just be "jailed" to bobsfolder, but when websitefolderadmin logs in they have access to the root of websitefolder and all its subfolders.
IIS FTP does not create any new accounts by username, the trick is, you have to create virtual directory in IIS FTP Default FTP Site by same name as of the username you want to give access to.
So step1, Goto Computer Manager, in users create a new user called USER1 and then goto IIS FTP Default FTP Site and create a virtual directory USER1 and point it to folder say for example c:\users\USER1 , you must give c:\user\USER1 full access rights before accessing it through FTP.
I think they are meaning folder names with the same name as the username.
Create your user within 'Computer Management' assiging them to whatever groups you need for your environment. Now open up the IIS mmc and go to your FTP site. Within that site create a 'virtual folder' with the same name as your username you just created pointing to the directory you want to only access.
So after doing some research I guess I also have to create a "dummy" folder so that the user cant go up a folder and see other peoples folders right? I also assume to create one main admin ftp account for the root I just create a virtual directory with the path to the root of the website itself and give them read/write access on the folder side correct?
I would like some information on this issue. I currently just have a single FTP site that people can access with diffrent folders used for sites and I just setup permissions for them so only the right people can access them and list the directory.
Ok I think Im getting it. I create a main blank directory and have the default ftp site point to that. Then I create virtual directories under that with the same name as the user account created. For the account to have overall control over all folders I create a virtual directory to the root of the website with the same username as the ftp admin.
My last question is I get permission denied when I ftp as the site admin and go into another users virtual directory and try to delete something. Do I need to give that admin read/write access to the root directory where all the website directories are located? Or is that something I do in the IIS side?