15th October 2007

How To Configure FTP User Isolation in IIS 5.0

In this tutorial we are going to look at how to create an FTP site which enforces ‘User Isolation’ in IIS 5.0

User Isolation is implemented as an option in the FTP service in IIS 6.0 when you create a new FTP site and it allows you to host multiple FTP sites on one server - it is particularly useful in an ISP shared server hosting situation as it prevents users from accessing or even viewing other users’ folders on the server. The FTP user’s top level folder appears as the root of the FTP site.

Implementing user isolation in IIS 5.0 is possible but it requires the server administrator to do some additional configuration in order to set it up it both successfully and securely.

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