Configuring TurboFTP Server Dir Access


This guide will show how to configure TurboFTP Server Dir Access.


  1. To give particular user an access to FTP root directory click on the New Rule button.

  2. Select a user you want to give an access and click OK.

  3. Click on the user to set his(her) permissions.

  4. Please note that permissions are divided in three categories: File Permissions, Dir Permissions, Common Permissions, which can be set using the checkboxes accordingly.

Permissions inheritance

  1. Also note that by default "Subdirectories inherit permissions" checkbox is enabled. If this option is selected, all subfolders inherit the permissions of the current folder.
    Otherwise, there exists NO permissions by default for any subfolder and no user can access the contents of those subfolders, unless specific rules have been added.
    To demonstrate this disable inheritance and click Apply.

  2. Click on any subfolder and notice that access list isn't inherited no access is allowed to subdirectory.

  3. If we want to allow users to access subdirectory (for example "home" it this example) where inherited permissions are disabled we need to create new rule and add required users and set permissions.

Virtual Folders

  1. The Virtual Folder allows you add a link to any physical subfolder into the existing domain file system and make it appear as a subfolder under the domain root folder.
    To create new Virtual Folder click on the New V Folder button and provide a name and physical path.

  2. Once created Virtual Folder looks almost the same as usual with small note as a path to physycal folder location.

  3. Permissions manipulation of virtual folder works the same way as with a normal subfolder.
    Note that if you use Delete Folder button to delete a virtual folder, only the reference will be deleted and the physical folder it points to will remain intact.


Both File Permissions and Dir Permissions have "List" permission. If "List" is unchecked in File Permission, the folder shows no file in listing; when "List" is unchecked in Dir Permission, the folder shows no subfolders in listing.

AD/LDAP HomeDir option

If using AD/LDAP authentication, and "Use AD user home directory" or "Use LDAP user home directory" is enabled, the user will have FULL access to his/her home directory once logged on.