I created a limited FTP account. Possible to access File Manager via a browser?

SuperBaby

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I created a limited FTP account in WHM. The username is [email protected]. The user can only access a particular sub-directory. Is it possible not to ask my client to install FTP software? Is it possible to access the FILE MANAGER via cPanel (login from cPanel's login page)?

I tried to do that but it says "invalid login".
 

Babene7

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Hello,

As far as I know, additional FTP accounts only work for FTP access.
To use cPanel's File Manager you need to log in using the cPanel user, it won't work for an additional FTP account.

I assume you don't want to share the cPanel user credentials with your client, can you tell us why?
 

cPanelWilliam

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Hello! Many browsers such as Chrome have disabled FTP functionality as it is not very secure. The recommended way to use FTP would be with an FTP client. Additionally, FTP users would be unable to login to cPanel directly and would need to use an FTP URL in the browser such as ftp://host.domain.tld, although this method isn't recommended due to security concerns.
 

SuperBaby

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It would be a problem for my client to install, set up and operate an FTP client. They are not trained. That is why I would prefer to give them limited access to cPanel's FILE MANAGER. Unfortunately, there is no way for the sub-user to log in and access only the FILE MANAGER.

Very luckily, I found a free and bugless PHP script called "Tiny File Manager". It is super simple. Only one PHP file! And I think it is much better than cPanel's File Manager for my purpose.

TINY FILE MANAGER

PROBLEM SOLVED!
 
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