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SSH/sFTP login fails:

PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:21 am
by ^rooker
[PROBLEM]
I've created a new system user to login per sFTP (over SSH). As per usual.
However, I just couldn't login as that user. Thunar said "Connection failed." - no additional information.

When I've checked the logfile "/var/log/auth.log" on the SSH server, I found the following:
fatal: bad ownership or modes for chroot directory "/home/myname"


[SOLUTION]
The $HOME directory had ownership 775 (rwx-rw-r), but the sFTP server refuses logins unless it's 755: only owner can write.