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My expectation with additional users was that if I have several sites under my main account, and want to grant access to one of them to someone I'm working on that particular site with, that is when I should create an additional user, which will have access to only specified folder under my /home/myusername/webapps/application-I-want-to-share folder.

Turns out that new users gets his own folder under /home/mynewuser/ which could be accessed through ftp, but is not visible through http, because no application is created for that user and it is not associated with any domain. He is also not able to login to webfaction web-interface with his username/password as I created that account with only sftp access.

Could someone, please, explain then the use case of this additional user account? And how can I grant access to that user to one (and only one) of my /home/myusername/webapps/ folders to let him upload/replace files he's working on?

asked 28 Aug '11, 16:48

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Documentation on permissions may be found here,

http://docs.webfaction.com/software/general.html#setting-file-permissions

Applications must be executed and installed as the primary account user.

You may assign read/write/execute permissions to a specified sub-user to grant them access to the applications managed as your main user.

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answered 28 Aug '11, 17:12

johns
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edited 28 Aug '11, 17:12

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