How to install VSFTPD on AlmaLinux 9
Very Secure FTP Daemon (VSFTPD) is an FTP daemon that establishes a secure connection to FTP Server by creating a secure tunnel that encrypts data flow to and from FTP Server.It has been available for many years now. This protects files being uploaded or downloaded from hackers thus enforcing end-to-end encryption between the user and FTP Server.
FTP on your VPS, you will first need to install the
VSFTPD package with the following command.
dnf install vsftpd -y
Once the installation is complete, We start the vsftpd service and enable it to start automatically at system boot.
systemctl start vsftpd systemctl enable vsftpd
[root@crowncloud ~]# systemctl enable vsftpd [root@crowncloud ~]# systemctl enable vsftpd Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/vsftpd.service → /usr/lib/systemd/system/vsftpd.service.
Next, We open the FTP port on the system firewall to allow access to the FTP service from external systems.
firewall-cmd --add-service=ftp --permanent --zone=public firewall-cmd --reload
[root@crowncloud ~]# firewall-cmd --add-service=ftp --permanent --zone=public success [root@crowncloud ~]# firewall-cmd --reload success [root@crowncloud ~]#
Creating an FTP user
Create an FTP user and create a password for that user.
First, We add the user,
Next, we set-up a password for the user,
[root@crowncloud ~]# adduser test [root@crowncloud ~]# passwd test Changing password for user test. New password: BAD PASSWORD: The password is shorter than 8 characters Retype new password: passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully. [root@crowncloud ~]#
Testing the FTP connection
Finally test FTP connection using FileZilla or WinSCP Client softwares.
Input your Server's IP or Hostname in the Host Field, the Name of the FTP user created earlier in the Username Field, and finally your Password.
If you have configured a different port for this, you will have to mention it in the Port Field.