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Recently, a system user of a subscription was renamed in Domains > example.com > Web Hosting Access.
Why is an additional FTP user displayed as the owner of all content in Domains > example.com > File Manager instead of the subscription's system user?
It is expected behavior.
System user of a subscription and additional FTP user are created with the same UID. It can be seen with the following command while connected to the server using SSH:
# grep 'FTPuser\|SYSuser' /etc/passwd
A username is requested by its UID. In case there are several usernames with the same UID, displayed username is the one which is placed higher in the file
/etc/passwd. It can be checked with the command below:
# getent passwd 10013
To display system user of the subscription as the owner of the subscription's files, rename the additional FTP user in Domains > example.com > FTP Access.
This will rewrite the file
/etc/passwd and put the additional FTP user at the bottom of the file. After that, the name of the FTP user can be changed back.