Failed attempt at creating SFTP and SSH Users


Hi guys .

I just followed these instructions:

everything was going great until I encountered these problems.

In this step : vim /etc/ssh/sshd_config
# Find below line
Subsystem sftp /usr/lib/openssh/sftp-server
# Replace above line with following line
Subsystem sftp internal-sftp

# Add following lines at EOF
Match group www-data 
X11Forwarding no 
ChrootDirectory %h 
AllowTcpForwarding no 
ForceCommand internal-sftp

I blocked my self into ssh …

and the second situation .

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Thank you


Hello, i have created a sftp using this command useradd -G www-data -ms /bin/false ee-user now i want to enable ssh for this user ssh (restricted to jailed home directory) . please help.



I’ve been using this solution:

There are pros and cons, of course. But it solved my issue, perhaps it may be useful for you.

How can I restrict directory for www-data or other user

Does that give sftp user to ssh to his / her home directory ?


If you had read the post I suggested you’d already be aware of the answer to your question. :-/


It worked . Thanks