Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/177105/how-to-securely-transfer-files-to-someone-else-with-sftp/
We’ve previously written about hosting your own FTP server, but data is transferred in cleartext, making it unsuitable for confidential file transfers. In this guide we’ll go over the secure version of FTP – SFTP, and why it makes for an excellent way of transferring files to other people across the internet.
Another program to use as an SFTP server is Filezilla
The FileZilla Wiki says it can't be used for an SFTP server. "Support for SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) is not implemented in Filezilla Server."
Is there any way to limit user permissions with this software? For example, I want myself to have full read-write-delete-append permissions, but I only want certain people to have read permissions.
With this software, I don't believe so. You could lock down each user to a separate directory, but I think that's the most control this software is going to offer you. If you're sharing some files with someone you don't trust, you can give them their own directory so they don't have free reign over all your other SFTP directories and files.
On Linux this would be much easier, because you can install SSH server and just lock each user to their home directory, and assign permissions as root. With Windows, you'll need a different program, and the majority of ones I came across in my research aren't free.
This topic was automatically closed after 9 days. New replies are no longer allowed.