Guide – How To Start – FTP Server Minimal on Debian 11

Usage Guidelines – FTP Server Minimal on Debian 11

  1. To connect to the virtual machine you can use the PuTTY client (Download and run Putty) 
  2. In the “Host Name (or IP address)” field you should enter the IP address of the virtual machine from the personal account in Azure. In the “Port” field enter the 22 value, select the “Connections type” – SSH and click on the “Open” button.
  1. The following window will be opened:
  1. In the window above you should enter the login and password of the user of the virtual machine. (while typing the password, the data isn’t displayed!)

5. The creation of the user:

> sudo addsftpuser 

Attention: 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.

6. To connect to ftp, it is recommended to use the “FileZilla Client” application(you can download it from the link:

7. In the Host field – Enter the ip of your VM. Username and password – which you specified when creating the user in step 5 Port – 22 . Then click – “Quickconnect

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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