Guide – How To Start – FTP Server Basic on Linux CentOS 7.9

Connection to FTP Server Basic on Linux CentOS 7.9

Install PuTTY. You can download PuTTY from the link – https://putty.org.ru/download.html

Launch PuTTY.

  1. In the “Host Name” field, enter the IP of the virtual machine and click “Open”.
  1. In the window that appears, click Accept.
  1. Enter the username and password that was used to create the virtual machine.

(If you enter a password, it will not be displayed.)

  1. To create a new user, enter the command

sudo addsftpuser and press “Enter”

  1. Next, you need to come up with your own “Username” and “Password”. Also enter “Repeat password” and press “Enter”

Attention: When entering a password for security purposes, it will not be displayed, also the password has to be a maximum of 8 characters. If you enter a password with more than 8 characters, it will be shortened. While entering a password in the ftp client, only the first 8 characters will be taken.

Connection with Filezilla client 

  1. Now, for further connection, you need to install“FileZilla Client”

You can download it from the link: https://filezilla-project.org/download.php?platform=win64

  1. In the “Host” field – Enter the ip of your VM;

“Username” and “Password” – which you specified when creating a user in step 4;

Port – 22;

Then click – “Quickconnect

  1. The examples of the basic ftp user management commands that can be entered after connecting in the PuTTY client: 

The changing of the password for an existing user:

> sudo passwd username

The deletion of user:

> sudo delsftpuser

The blocking of user account: (works only for password login)

> sudo usermod -L username

The unblocking of user account:(works only for password login)

> sudo usermod -U username

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