FTP Service

This service will install and configure ProFTPD and manage virtual users.


use FTP only if really required (for example for webcam access). Most use cases are just fine with SSH/SCP


  • adds a FTP User
  • password: crypt password as used in /etc/passwd
  • uid: Linux system user id of desired user. Lookup on server before adding.
  • gid: Linux system group id of desired group. Lookup on server before adding.
  • home: access is restricted to this directory
    "password": "$6$1sLLOf5.$GAZDHYXEjs0MpR5uHBAR5eD00MpUasTgbyIP27PZ8WprL98XeU01N502ogYn1JKrgqEiTXn1/lkFBNZ46zZHY/"
    "uid":      "1005"
    "gid":      "1005"
    "home":     "/home/examplenet/www/webcam/"

Hint: The password has to be encrypted. Use the following command to encrypt your desired password: mkpasswd -m sha-512

Hint: Use the “id” command to determine the appropriate uid/gid

Note: Access is enabled by both FTP and FTPS. Use the server FQDN to connect by FTPS as we use the *.snowflakehosting.ch wildcard certificate by default


        "AllowUser": "alice"

will led to this ProFTPD configuration:

<Directory /home/examplenet/tmp/>
    <Limit WRITE>
        DenyAll undef
        AllowUser alice