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Hosting a read-only folder with Robo-FTP Server

Robo-FTP Server 3.4 and Later

Robo-FTP Server version 3.4 has built-in permissions for all virtual folders and the user's home directory. To make a specific directory read only, assign it to a virtual folder under the user's home directory and then uncheck all the permissions but list and download for that virtual folder.

Robo-FTP Server 3.3 and Earlier

Prior to version 3.4 file and folder permissions in Robo-FTP Server are controlled by the underlying Windows File System.

By default, the Robo-FTP Server service runs in the security context of the built-in NETWORK SERVICE account. So a folder will be read-only to most types of FTP users if you modify the folder's security permissions such that the NETWORK SERVICE account is allowed to Read and List Folder Contents but Write permission is denied.

The general rule does not apply to FTP users that log in with NT Authentication. In this case, permissions are controlled by each individual user's Active Directory account permissions rather than the permissions of the account the Robo-FTP Server service is using.

Article last updated: 2017-08-10

Tags: Robo-FTP Server, permissions, read-only

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