Post by anandnathtiwari » Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:05 pm

I am using Opencart
Always extension Seller ask for ftp detail for support.
Now, I want to prevent/Hide sensitive data like database credential, some Api key , email and other private data from ftp support.

Please guide me how I can do it.

Anand Nath Tiwari


Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:46 am

Post by letxobnav » Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:31 pm

Well, depends on what the seller needs access to in order to provide support.

I would start by only giving ftp access to specific sub-directories.
Not to root and not to admin as they hold the config files with db credentials.

but if they needs phpmyadmin access then...
besides, you can always change credentials after maintenance.

If you bring your car to the garage for maintenance, do you lock the trunk and the glove compartment?

Bottom line, if you do not trust your seller, don't purchase.

Crystal Light Centrum Taiwan
Extensions: MailQueue | SUKHR | VBoces

“Data security is paramount at [...], and we are committed to protecting the privacy of anyone who is associated with our [...]. We’ve made a lot of improvements and will continue to make them.”
When you know your life savings are gone.

User avatar
Expert Member


Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:35 pm
Location - Taiwan

Post by thekrotek » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:02 pm

Short version: you can't. As mentioned above, you need to trust a developer or don't give any access at all. Me, for example, I don't give two dongs about any personal data, don't even look anywhere besides places I need to. And when done, I delete the credentials, because I will hardly need them.

Professional OpenCart extensions, support and custom work.
Contact me via email or Skype by

User avatar
Expert Member


Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:24 am

Post by ostechnologies » Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:18 pm

You can strict the access of ftp via particular ip only.

Opencart Expert | sales[at]
Skype - manish.osuniverse | Gtalk - manishmt

Extensions for Opencart @ ... extensions - ecommerce website design, development and digital company

User avatar
Active Member


Mon Apr 06, 2015 1:30 pm

Post by IP_CAM » Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:38 pm

Two free Tools, to make it much easier, and with the CodeManager, you can
grant temporary access for Supporters, without giving them full FTP Access.

ErrorLog Manager - The Intelligent Error Log Manager ... n_id=22296
CodeManager - Web-based IDE framework for OpenCart ... n_id=17423

I am no longer active at the Forum. Please do NOT send me Personal Mails,
they will no longer be replied to.
My Github OC Site:
4'300 + FREE OC Extensions, on the World's largest Github OC Repository Archive Site.

User avatar
Legendary Member


Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:37 am
Location - Switzerland
Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 35 guests