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We have a Tectia implementation that was set up for a handful of customers who could on only use SFTP. Our default is FTPs and Active directory user isolation. Each SFTP only customer has their own Tectia login. We are now being asked to handle over 100 additional customers for SFTP. We have an internal system that generates files and copies the files internally to the customers FTP home directory so they can pick them up. The Home directory is auto generated by the system and bears no resemblance to the users login name.

Is there any way in which Tectia can be set up to use a group and members of that group are directed to their own home directory that's configured in AD. basically the same as the AD user Isolation. Geoff

asked Dec 09 '14 at 22:06

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edited Dec 10 '14 at 00:46

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Martin Dobsik

Hi Martin,

Thanks for that. I have seen the %username-without-domain% variable but in our scenario the FTP directory bears no resemblance to the login name. i.e. Login name customer01_FTPs may have the following FTP dir \fileserver\FTP\34567234567. I suppose I could create a second AD login, using the example above, with a login name of 34567234567 but its not human friendly.



answered Dec 11 '14 at 16:57

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edited Dec 11 '14 at 16:57

As I suggested, you can configure the relation between user name and its home directory in a SSH server configuration file. But you wold have to do it manually for every user then (if you want to try I can suggest you how). Or you could generate an SSH server configuration file using some script and trigger the configuration reload. Current SSH Server implementation does not support direct fetching of ad-hoc information from AD.

(Dec 11 '14 at 20:59) Martin Dobsik Martin%20Dobsik's gravatar image

Hi Morgange,

Here is a snippet from configuration that will cause each domain user to be able to access only a folder named: /ftp_home. This folder will actually be a differnet location for each user. All of them located under C:\SFTP:

    <subsystem type="sftp" application="sft-server-g3.exe" action="allow">
      <attribute name="virtual-folder" value="ftp_home=C:\SFTP\%username-without-domain%" />
      <attribute name="home" value="C:\SFTP\%username-without-domain%" />

Is it something that you want? Does this help (if so mark this answer accordingly please :)?

With regards,


PS: BTW: You can define any number of such rules in the configuration file of Tectia SSH Server. Each of these rules can correspond to a different group or users as defined using various methods of selection (so called selectors). See examples in section ssh-server-config.xml of Tectia SSH Server documentation or check the file ssh-server-config-tutorial.xml in your installation directory.


answered Dec 10 '14 at 00:30

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Martin Dobsik

edited Dec 10 '14 at 00:45

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