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How To install VSFTPD (Very Secure Ftp Daemon) on CentOS 8

Lets start with the installation :

sudo dnf install vsftpd

Then enable it :

sudo systemctl enable vsftpd --now

Now check is it is running :

sudo systemctl status vsftpd

If not then start it :

sudo systemctl start vsftpd

The vsftpd server settings are stored in the /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf configuration file. Most of the settings are well documented inside the file. For all available options, visit the official vsftpd page. To edit the file :

sudo nano /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf
anonymous_enable=NO
local_enable=YES

To enable upload :

write_enable=YES

To limit the ftp user to the home directory only :

chroot_local_user=YES

To allow the user to upload files to his home directory :

allow_writeable_chroot=YES

You can set the passive port like in this example:

pasv_min_port=30000
pasv_max_port=31000

if you need the ftp to be secure with certificate :

rsa_cert_file=/etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.pem
rsa_private_key_file=/etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.pem
ssl_enable=YES

this could be an example /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf

anonymous_enable=NO
local_enable=YES
write_enable=YES
local_umask=022
dirmessage_enable=YES
xferlog_enable=YES
connect_from_port_20=YES
xferlog_std_format=YES
chroot_local_user=YES
listen=NO
listen_ipv6=YES
pam_service_name=vsftpd
userlist_enable=YES
userlist_file=/etc/vsftpd/user_list
userlist_deny=NO
tcp_wrappers=YES
user_sub_token=$USER
local_root=/home/$USER/ftp
pasv_min_port=30000
pasv_max_port=31000
rsa_cert_file=/etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.pem
rsa_private_key_file=/etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.pem
ssl_enable=YES

Restart the ftp :

sudo systemctl restart vsftpd

For firewall access and SElinux permission use :

setsebool -P allow_ftpd_full_access=1

sudo firewall-cmd --zone=public --permanent --add-service=ftp

sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --add-port=30000-31000/tcp

firewall-cmd --reload

Now to add user for the FTP :

sudo adduser newftpuser

If you want many users it smart to use list, add the user to a list:

echo "newftpuser" | sudo tee -a /etc/vsftpd/user_list

You can create specific directory for the users :

sudo mkdir -p /home/newftpuser/ftp/upload
sudo chmod 550 /home/newftpuser/ftp
sudo chmod 750 /home/newftpuser/ftp/upload
sudo chown -R newftpuser: /home/newftpuser/ftp

You can also limit this user to ftp access only and not shell :

echo -e '#!/bin/sh\necho "This account is limited to FTP access only."' | sudo tee -a /bin/ftponly
sudo chmod a+x /bin/ftponly
echo "/bin/ftponly" | sudo tee -a /etc/shells
sudo usermod newftpuser -s /bin/ftponly

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Good Luck

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