How to create multiple FTP accounts on Windows 11

If you want to allow other people to access your FTP server too, you can create multiple accounts with specific permissions to download and upload files.

To let other people, access to your FTP server, you need to create a new Windows 10 account for each user, associate each account with the FTP home directory, and configure the appropriate settings. Follow the steps below to accomplish these tasks:

Add a new user account on Windows 11

  1. Use the Windows key + I to open the Settings app.
  2. Click Accounts.
  3. Click Family & other users.
  4. Click Add someone else to this PC.
  5. Click the I don’t have this person’s sign-in information link.
  6. Click the Add a user without a Microsoft account link.
  7. Enter the new user account information and click Next to complete the task.
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This account will be accessed from the internet, as such make sure to use a strong and secure password

Add a new user account to access the FTP folder

  1. Right-click the FTP folder and select Properties.
  2. Click the Security tab.
  3. Click Edit.
  4. Click Add.
  5. Enter the user account name and click Check Name.
  6. Click OK.
  7. On Group or usernames, select the user account you just created, and select the appropriate permissions.
  8. Click Apply.
  9. Click OK.

Configure a new user account to access the FTP server

  1. Use the Windows key + X keyboard shortcut to open the Power User menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Open Administrative Tools.
  3. Double-click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
  4. Expand Sites.
  5. Select the FTP site and double-click Authorization Rules.
  6. Right-click on and select Add Allow Rules from the context menu.
  7. Select Specified user and enter the name of the Windows 11 user account you created earlier.
  8. Set the Read and Write permissions you want the user to have.
  9. Click OK.

Now the new user should be able to connect to the server with their own credentials. Repeat the steps mentioned above to add more users to your FTP server.

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