IIS FTP User Isolation-Week 46

You can find this week’s video here.

I’ve been looking forward to releasing this week’s video.  IIS FTP User isolation is an interesting topic because it offers a lot of power and flexibility but it’s not very intuitive because of how it’s managed.

This week we walk through the five isolation modes to gain a full understanding of the IIS FTP method of configuration for user isolation.

IIS FTP is a powerful application, but some of the flexibility is hidden through a unique convention based method of management. It’s easy to miss the fact that IIS FTP allows the ability to have multiple users who can be directed to different folders and be fully isolated from each other. For example, you can have a designer1 who has access to the whole site while designer2 has access to just project1 only, while—if you set it up correctly—you can feel confident that designer2 can’t gain more access than they are allowed.

IIS FTP requires understanding a few core principles to manage it effectively and to ensure that you don’t overlook key security settings that would allow users to gain more access than they should. IIS FTP 7.5 offers five different isolation modes, each of which targets a different situation.

This is week 46 of a 52 week series, and the 3nd of a 5 week mini-series on IIS FTP.

You can find this week’s video here.

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