Adding users and Installing and basic setup vsftpd Server on Ubuntu 13.04 Server

  • To add a user account, use the following syntax, and follow the prompts to give the account a password and identifiable characteristics such as a full name, phone number, etc.
    sudo adduser username

    vsftpd – FTP Server Installation

    sudo apt-get install vsftpd
    I use nano to edit my text files. Use whatever you would like.
    nano /etc/vsftpd.conf
    (read through the many options and uncomment or comment out what you would like to use)
    I added this to the bottom of my conf file for security.
    The ftpusers file is a list of users not allowed to use ftp. You can edit that file here.
    nano /etc/ftpusers
    Once you are finished use this command to restart vsftpd daemon.
    restart vsftpd
    By the way, I log in as root so no sudo command needed.  If you are not logged in as root, then prepend each command above with sudo.
    Here is a link to the official vsftpd install and setup guide on