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We have an FTP (SSL) site via IIS7 - I need to isolate folders

Under FTP root User A can connect and access  - I need to create a folder under root that User A & B can access - But user B cannot access the Root directory

How is this best done?

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by:Brett Danney
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This can be achieved with folder permissions. The issue being that you will need to create an A and B folder in the root. User A and B will both need read access to the root. The you can assign user A and user B the required permissions needed for folder A and folder B.
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on root folder assign authenticated users read \ read and execute and list folder contents NTFS permissions
The from advanced security permissions remove inheritance and keep only system, administrators group full control permissions, remove any other groups except authenticated users there on the ACL and change authenticated users permissions scope (Applies to) to This folder only

Now get into FTP root folder and provide required individual users \ groups required permissions on sub folders so that users can access only sub folders for which they got access

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I have been able to control access to each folder under root via Allow/Deny Authorization rule inheritance on the FTP folders within IIS

So User A can access Folder A and User B can access folder B

Is there a way from within IIS that these folders are only visible to the appropriate user - that would be ideal. As of now they can both see both folder they just cannot access each others folder.
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There is a list folder / read data permission you could attempt to use to prevent the users seeing folders that are not applicable to them.
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Under NTFS? - I tried this and it did not work.
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This way you can't restrict

In case of shared folders, you can enable access based enumeration on shared folder properties

But in case of FTP this is also not possible unless you explicitly share FTP root folder

Mahesh.
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This is not that difficult.  

A lot depends on how your users are managed.
In either case, you set A to use the root folder.
For B, you set their root/home directory to the subdirectory.  

Now, as you saw, A will still be able to at least see that B's directory exists.  If you need them isolated, then you turn on the directory isolation, and assign each of them their own folders at a parallel level.

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