How to Setup Shared FTP Folders

Setting up shared FTP folders without a control panel can be a bit confusing and time consuming. However, with the help of Virtualmin you can have a shared FTP folder set up in little to no time at all with just a few clicks. The focus of this article is to show you how to enable shared FTP folders for one or more users in Virtualmin. This article implies that you have already installed Virtualmin, if you have not done so yet please take a look at the following article: How to install Virtualmin (CentOS 7)Before we get started you’ll need to login to your Virtualmin or Webmin account. If you’re not certain how to do this please review the following article, which should assist you with logging in: How to login to Webmin. You’ll also need to have at least one FTP user setup, which is covered in this guide: How to create an FTP account in Virtualmin. After you have created at least one FTP user, please proceed with the following steps to setup shared FTP folders.

 

  1. Select the domain that you’d like to add the shared folder to from the dropdown menu

 

Showing the domain dropdown in Virtualmin

 

  1. Locate and click on the Limits and Validation menu
  2. Select FTP Directory Restrictions

 

 

  1. To create a new access rule select the Active? checkbox for a blank or unused rule
  2. Fill in the requested information in accordance with your needs
  3. Once you’re satisfied with the information you have input click Save

 

 

Once this is complete any specified user should have read access to ALL directories within this specific virtual server, and write (upload) access to their respective home directory.


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