Manually creating default virtual directories for users can be an unfavorable task, especially when you have a large number of users to create virtual directories for.
Thankfully, Cerberus FTP Server has the functionality to automate the process of creating virtual directories for users when they log in. When setup correctly, the first time a native account user logs in to their account, a home or root directory will be created based off of their username.
Creating a Default Virtual Directory:
Use this two step walk-through example of how to create a default virtual directory for native users.
Step One: Create a Group and Virtual Directory
On the Groups page of the User Manager, create a group. For this example, the group will be named "Test Group 1", however, it can be named whatever you would like.
Now, select the group you created and add a New Virtual Directory by clicking on the 'New' button in the Virtual Directories section of the Group Details your group.
In this example, the new directory will map to c:\ftproot\users\%USER% (You can name the directory whatever you would like). Click the 'Add' button to save your new virtual directory assignment.
If added successfully, you will see the folder below reflecting the path you assigned. Click 'Update Group' to save the setting.
Step Two: Assign The Group to Account Request Users
To assign a new requested account to the group you created during the approval process, navigate to select Requested Accounts in the User Manager. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see your requested accounts. Select an account request to accept the request and configure. under Account Request Details there is a drop down box for "Group". Use the drop down box to select the group you created. Click the "Approve" button to accept the new user. Then click "Approve Request".
Once you have accepted the account request, you can verify that the users default virtual directory was setup correctly by returning to the Users page of the User Manager. You should now see your newly created user and the virtual directory folder and path.