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FTP Access Question... help please

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by loudmonkey, Jun 23, 2005.

  1. loudmonkey

    loudmonkey Guest

    I just got a server with Plesk 7.5. I can SSH into the server just fine. However, I'm a novice at SSH. I have created 6 websites on the server. Each one comes with its own FTP user. I am able to access the server through FTP but I'm chrooted and restricted to onedomains section. Is there any way to create a super FTP user that has access to the whole server rather then just one domain section?

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    PS... I've tried root (I think Plesk disables FTP for root in the ftpuser file)... I've tried FTP with my Plesk Admin account settings. Nothing seems to work. Can I edit a file to allow one off my FTP accounts access to everything on the server?

  2. jamesyeeoc

    jamesyeeoc Guest

    Are you the Server owner, or just leasing domains on someone else's server?

    If it's your own server, you should be able to login as 'admin' using your Plesk admin password and have access to the whole server.
  3. loudmonkey

    loudmonkey Guest

    No such luck

    I am the server admin. I have control over everything through Plesk... but I wanted FTP access to the whole server. I tried to login as "admin" with my Plesk admin password... no FTP access. It just 550 errored out in my FTP program. What am I doing wrong? Can I SSH in and make a Super FTP user that has access to the server root through FTP?

    Thanks again for the help.

  4. jamesyeeoc

    jamesyeeoc Guest

    As far as any Plesk server I've owned, I have never had to do anything special to be able to SSH login as admin.

    I suppose since you have root's password, you could SSH in as one of the other accounts and 'su root'
  5. loudmonkey

    loudmonkey Guest

    Actually, SSH is not the problem. I can SSH in as admin or root with no problems. I am just having problems with FTP. I cannot login to FTP as root or admin. So... I have to login as an FTP user. That sticks me in the directory for that users website. I cannot go above that website directory. I want to be able to FTP into the server and have access to everything. Is that possible? Is that a security issue? I know Plesk disables FTP access to the root user. I was just wondering if I could create a Super FTP user that has access to eveything.

    Thanks for the help.
  6. HMnet

    HMnet Basic Pleskian

    Mar 30, 2004
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    There's another way to get file access on your Server:

    Take WinSCP3!

    Then you will have full FTP-access through a secure SFTP connection.

    Just login as root.

    You can get WinSCP there: