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Password protect files?

#1 Post by mxcchi » 2014-02-11 14:18

Hi there, I'm looking to password protect individual files on SFTP, so I can control who has access to downloading them. Is there any way to accomplish this?

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Re: Password protect files?

#2 Post by boco » 2014-02-11 15:04

Neither SFTP nor FTP support that granularity.

1. Password protection (login data) is per account.
2. Access rights (Read, Write, etc.) are per directory.
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Re: Password protect files?

#3 Post by mxcchi » 2014-02-11 15:26

Okay, good to know. The same goes with directories too then? Ex.: if i put each file in an individual folder, I couldn't then lock the folder instead, correct? Thanks for your help.

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Re: Password protect files?

#4 Post by boco » 2014-02-11 20:42

Only by access rights. For password protection you'd have to put each file onto a different (S)FTP account.

Example:

User A can see, read and write directory X, Y, Z
User B can see and read A, B, C, but only write to C
User C can only see A and C, but does not have any Write permissions


That's what I mean by access rights. All users have their own FTP account (with login data), and access rights are set differently for each.
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Re: Password protect files?

#5 Post by Lancomega » 2014-02-12 19:20

Hi everybody and thanks for the good Fillezilla Team! However, I totally agreed with taht question, We (and I) am here because I think this is an important feature to put on Fillezilla!! As you can see they are a lot's of users asking for password. I have been hack the past few months, and it's reallynot funny... After you are going to say that webmaster as to protect their website, but even we want, sometimes hackers cames, and we lose a lot of time, reparing websites!! Thanks if you can change this in the futur.
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Re: Password protect files?

#6 Post by botg » 2014-02-12 19:26

Even if the world were to depend on it the answer is still no. FTP simply does not provide this functionality, hence it cannot be implemented in FileZilla.

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