SSH/SFTP accounts management¶
Management of SSH/SFTP accounts that are needed to access the server via SSH (terminal) or SFTP (graphical interface) is a part of the Scalesta functionality. Here you can create a personal account for each of your developers - we don't recommend creating meta-users (such as “developers” or “supportteam”) through this functionality.
Usually, SSH/SFTP account is enough to do near all development on your site. And no need to grant sudo/root access to the developer. Sometimes it may be risky and unsecure. Sudo/root users can accidentally make changes on critical server systems, and it can be the cause of the site goes offline. So, we strongly recommend using SSH/SFTP access without sudo/root privileges for development needs. If you need to do some changes, that need such privileges, feel free to ask us to do it. We have an excellent technical team and be happy to do it for you.
Create a new SSH/SFTP account¶
Open the SSH/SFTP users menu in your server panel and click Create ssh/sftp user button.
The username must contain only lowercase letters and numbers.
SFTP access applications¶
Recommended applications to manage files on your server:
- Cyberduck (free) for macOS and Windows
- FileZilla (free) for Windows, Linux, and macOS
- WinSCP (free) for Windows
- Ubuntu Files (free) for Ubuntu
Active SSH/SFTP accounts management¶
You can manage the created SSH/SFTP accounts via the SSH/SFTP users menu. You can reset the password for a certain user by clicking Actions → Reset password (the new password will be sent to you through a ticket) or Remove the certain user by clicking Actions → Remove user.
If you have a problem, need assistance with tweaks or a free consultation, if you just want to discuss your project with experts and estimate the outcome, if you're looking for a solution that reinforces your online business, we will help. Let us know through Scalesta account.