How to Configure User Isolation For FTP Site Which is on IIS

In this article you will learn how to configure User Isolation for a FTP Site that is on IIS.

Introduction

In this article you will learn how to configure User Isolation for a FTP Site that is on IIS.

In my previous articles I explained How to Configure FTP Directory Browsing Options and How to Add an FTP Site on IIS but in this article you will learn how to add a new FTP Site to IIS.

Now let us see the procedure to configure the User Isolation for a FTP Site.

Step 1

First of all open the Administrative Tools from the Start Menu, as in the following:

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Now in the Administrative Tools many options will be available in the list, among which you must select the IIS Manager, and then double-click on it to open it.

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Step 2

Now the IIS Manager Window will be opened, here on the left hand side you will see a pane named Connection pane. In the Connection Pane, a Server node will be available, you must expand this Server node and then click on your server.

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Step 3

Now on the right hand side many options will be available under various categories like ASP.NET, FTP, IIS etcetera. In the FTP Category an option will be available named "FTP User Isolation". Double-click on this option to open it.

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Step 4

Now in the FTP User Isolation form, first you need to provide permission to isolate the user or not. If you don't want the user to be isolated then select one of the the available categories under "Do Not Isolate the User". If you select the first option, in other words "FTP Root Directory", then that means that all the FTP Sessions will start in the root directory for the FTP Site. If you select this option then it will disable all the User Isolation and start the Folder Logic.

But if you select the second option then it will mean that all the FTP Sessions will start in the Physical or Virtual Memory with the same name as the currently logged on user has if the folder exists otherwise it will start in the root directory for the FTP Site.

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Step 5

If you want to isolate the user then don't select any option from the preceding described options, instead select one of the options available in the Isolate User category.

If you select the first option (in other words User Name Directory) then it will mean that it will isolate the user session to the physical or virtual directory with the same name that the FTP User Account has.

If you select the second option (in other words User Name Physical Directory) then it will mean that it will isolate the User Session to only the physical directory with the same name that the FTP User Account has.

If you select the third option (in other words FTP Home Directory Configured in Active Directory) then it will mean that it will isolate the User Session to the Home Directory that is configured in the Active Directory Account Setting of each user. After selecting this option you need to click on the "Set" button.

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Step 6

The Set Button will lead you to the Set Credentials where you must provide the User Name and password for the user that is to be isolated.

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After providing all the information, go to the Action pane that is available on the right hand side, in this pane an option is available named "Apply". Click on this option to Apply the changes.

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