I have ftp server running on my raspberry pi and I have to users there I want to limit one user's access only to his home folder (/home/user), so when he logs in via ftp he can't go to other folders only his home folder and folders inside his home folder.

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Users can be limited to their home directories by uncommenting /etc/vsftpd.conf file:


To limit a specific list of users, allow only their home directories:


Set User HOME Directory:

usermod --home /home/user username

Set required permission on /home/user

Restart ftp services:

/etc/init.d/vsftpd restart
  • noob question. Where exactly is this file and how do I restart ftp services? Jan 25, 2016 at 13:58
  • which ftp tool+version you are using ? Jan 25, 2016 at 13:58
  • I've installed apache2 php5 and I was able to connect to Raspberry Pi via sftp, I guess some default apache one Jan 25, 2016 at 14:00
  • You can look the file /etc/vsftpd.conf and restart service /etc/init.d/vsftpd restart Jan 25, 2016 at 14:05
  • the file vsftpd.conf and the /init.d/vsftpd aren't there Jan 25, 2016 at 14:19

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