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User Restrictions

#1 Post by Weston » 2021-04-13 23:37

Hello,

My team currently uses Cyberduck to upload files to our website. But I would like to limit user access to just uploading/downloading files, restricting users from editing/deleting/moving/overwriting/etc. Is there any way to do that with FileZilla?

Thank you!

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Re: User Restrictions

#2 Post by boco » 2021-04-14 03:12

Restricting permissions is done on the FTP server (account settings). The FTP client has nothing to do with this.
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#3 Post by Weston » 2021-04-14 15:48

Ya, my FTP server doesn't allow restricting permissions so I was hoping to accomplish it on the client side. Thanks.

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#4 Post by boco » 2021-04-14 17:30

As the user is free in her/his choice of clients, restricting one client would achieve nothing, actually. You would have to totally lock down the OS environment.

What archaic FTP server is this? Is it even FTP (as Cyberduck supports further protocols)?

I only know TFTP as protocol usually lacking any security. TFTP is not FTP and not supported by FileZilla.
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#5 Post by Weston » 2021-04-14 17:58

I have control over the OS environment, so I was planning on not giving the server credentials and only setting up this one restricted client.

I am on a Dreamhost server. I am currently using SFTP, but could use FTP instead.

I am considering creating my own FTP upload using PHP and an HTML form instead.

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#6 Post by boco » 2021-04-14 20:38

SFTP server without any way to restrict permissions sounds strange. Unless you are a mere user of the SFTP server from a third party (Dreamhost), in which case you might want to ask them if you are allowed to use it that way (many hosters allow FTP/SFTP only for website maintenance by one user).
I am considering creating my own FTP upload using PHP and an HTML form instead.
That would be the best option. Full control over the client implementation. Your tool, your rules.

You could even modify the source code from FileZilla to your needs. As long as you don't redistribute it, you can keep your modified version secret.
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Re: User Restrictions

#7 Post by Weston » 2021-04-16 18:53

Thanks for the help!

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