SFTP Gateway v3.x has a folder management feature that makes it easier to share files between SFTP users.
This article walks you through configuring a "Group Folder Scenario".
Let's say you have multiple SFTP users who want to have a shared folder to drop in files. You can achieve this with SFTP Gateway using Folders and Cloud Connections.
Before we create anything special, first create some SFTP users.
By default, these users are chrooted in the following path on the default Cloud Connection:
Create two users (e.g.
user2), and you should see this folder structure:
/ |--users/ |--user1/ |--user2/
Each SFTP user is chrooted in their respective folder,
and cannot traverse to the parent
Create a Cloud Connection
Next, create a new Cloud Connection. Point this to its own Cloud Storage bucket.
This Cloud Connection will be used as underlying storage for the "Group Folder".
Create some Folder mappings
Under the chroot directory of each SFTP user, create a new Folder named
GroupFolder. Each Folder should be mapped to the Cloud Connection you created above.
The folder structure should look like this:
/ |--users/ |--user1/ |--GroupFolder --> points to the "Group Folder" Cloud Connection |--user2/ |--GroupFolder --> points to the "Group Folder" Cloud Connection
Test the configuration
When you log in as
user1, you should see the following:
Any files dropped into the chroot directory (
/) will be stored in their own user folder on the default Cloud Connection.
GroupFolder points to the other Cloud Storage bucket you configured earlier.
user2 will see the same folder structure:
user2 can see a live view of the same files.