I installed VSFTPD on ubuntu 12.04, and now how do I log in? Which username and password do I use? I tried using root and the password for root, but that didn't work.

  • You get to choose a username and password at installation. If you can't remember those, you're going to need to reset the password
    – Joren
    Oct 6, 2013 at 8:07

3 Answers 3


If you installed with the default vsftpd configuration, then you should be able to login using any valid local user account on the target machine. If that doesn't work, then check that local_enable=YES is set in the /etc/vsftpd.conf file and restart the vsftpd service.


DO NOT TURN ON anonymous_enable=YES
It might be provide security defect on you ftp enterance.

  1. type adduser YOURNEWUSERNAME for create new identity on your system.

  2. setup user list options userlist_enable=YES userlist_deny=NO

  3. create vsftpd.userlist and add your user name to file.

It must make you available to login with your id and password


Try turning on anonymous_enable=YES in /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf and logging in as "anonymous" with any email.

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