How to use vsftpd with wirtual users without LinuxPAM ?

Kyrre Nygård kyrreny at
Fri Mar 23 09:19:27 UTC 2007

At 22:08 21.03.2007, Derek Ragona wrote:
>For so few users, you can use regular accounts with the shell set to:
>         -Derek
>At 11:47 AM 3/21/2007, Vincent Bolinard wrote:
>>I'd like to know how can I set up virtual users without
>>(which is not included in OpenPAM).
>>vsftpd needs to authenticate against the db Berkeley database.
>>What else can I use ?
>>I don't want to use MySQL because there won't be a lot of virtual 
>>users (< 50).
>>Thank you for your help.
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You can use htpasswd instead: htpasswd vsftpd.db <username>

Then back up your /etc/pam.d/ftpd (maybe ftp as well) and replace its 
content with:

auth required /usr/local/lib/ pwdfile /usr/local/etc/vsftpd.db
account required /usr/lib/

I hope it works.


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