Setting up FTP or SFTP server using vsftpd on ubuntu
Recently I was given a task to configure FTP server so that the user can upload files through FTP. I found VSFTPD really a good solution for it. Its very simple to configure Here are the steps
1) Install vsftpd using the following command
sudo apt-get install vsftpd
2) On doing so it will get installed in /etc path by default. To confirm the same go to /etc/
sudo nano /etc/vsftpd.conf
Now if you want to allow local users to login find local_enable=YES and uncomment it
To disable anonymous ftp change anonymous_enable=YES to anonymous_enable=NO
Uncommenting the line (write_enable=YES) will let ftp users upload content to the server. (Thats what I wanted to do)
Thats all its done. Restart the server using
sudo /etc/init.d/vsftpd restart
This is how you will be able to allow ftp login.
But if u have many sites hosted on a server and you want to allow to access only one particular site to a certain user you need to do the following
1) create groups for specific sites using
chgrp -R site1 /var/www/site1
2) Add user to that group
useradd -G site1 username
3) Give permission to a particular group
chmod -R g+w /var/www/site1/*
I think thats all. You should be able to access your server using ftp and even upload content on it.
Oh yes one more thing was I wanted the user to go directly to the folder where i wanted him to upload the file. So for that you need to change the root path/home path. For this u need to open passwd file in /etc using
Looks for the ftp access and the username You will find the current path. In most cases it will be /home change that to your preferred one.
Hmm Thats it..