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User Permissions (2 posts)

  • Started 15 years ago by surface
  • Latest reply 15 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • surface Member

    Apologies for a repetitive question.. I searched the forums and could not find a proper answer to suit my situation.

    So I have my own individual domain/hosting plan and I wanted to use my FTP for clients to be able to get/pull certain files for freelance projects, etc.

    I want to specific on user permissions where users who login to my site's FTP with the "public" username will only be able to do so much, and users who login with the "admin" username will be able to control everything.

    Now, I'm personally using Fetch as my FTP client and I was curious if I could set these users and their permissions through Fetch.. or would I have to do this through the Control Panel of my hosting provider?

    Posted 15 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator


    While you may be able to do some of what you want with Fetch, you will most likely need to use the Control Panel of your hosting provider as well.

    You cannot create users, or change the the ownership of folders or files (that is, say that which user "owns" files or folders), with Fetch; and it sounds like you would need to do that to accomplish what you want. You'll have to use your hosting provider's tools to do those things.

    Once files and folders have owners, you can use Fetch to set which privileges the owners have - whether they can look inside a folder, whether they can modify or delete a file, etc. You can also use Fetch to set the privileges for every user, and those privileges can be different from those for the user (for instance, you might say that everyone can view a file, but only the owner cannot modify it).

    For more about what privileges you can control in Fetch, see the Permissions help topic.

    I hope this clarifies things, and please let us know if you have further questions.


    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 15 years ago #


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