lblanchardiii

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How would I give a user created through the shell, with root FTP access through the FTP that cPanel uses?

I assumed using the synchronize FTP passwords in the WHM would allow this, but it doesn't.
 

cPanelDavidG

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How would I give a user created through the shell, with root FTP access through the FTP that cPanel uses?

I assumed using the synchronize FTP passwords in the WHM would allow this, but it doesn't.
As a general rule of thumb, WHM's utilities regarding users, passwords and such things will only be effective for users created via WHM (or its APIs). Users created via the shell will typically not be affected by this functionality.

Having an account with root-level access over a protocol like FTP which has plain-text authentication seems risky. I recommend you have your user use SFTP (File transfer via SSH) instead. They can use the shell account you created for them to do this, no need to use regular FTP.
 

lblanchardiii

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As a general rule of thumb, WHM's utilities regarding users, passwords and such things will only be effective for users created via WHM (or its APIs). Users created via the shell will typically not be affected by this functionality.

Having an account with root-level access over a protocol like FTP which has plain-text authentication seems risky. I recommend you have your user use SFTP (File transfer via SSH) instead. They can use the shell account you created for them to do this, no need to use regular FTP.
That works perfectly. I just needed to choose the SFTP option. Thanks for the suggestion.