04 February 2013

Allow root user to connect to build-in sftp on a synology

Since DSM 4.1, support for sftp has been added natively in DSM.
To activate the service, go in Control Panel > FTP.

By default, you do NOT have an access to sftp with the root account.
You can allow the the root user to connect through sftp by editing the file /etc/ftpusers and commenting out the line beginning with root :
Sadly, you will get only access to the home folder of root, and nothing else.

You can obtain a wider access to your system using the account admin but you can only browse shared folders.

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