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Changing FTP password on Ubuntu 20.04

Posted June 12, 2021 365 views
Ubuntu 20.04

Hi,

So, I am a total and absolute illiterate, but I’m good at following instructions, so I’m hoping some of you smart folks will rise up and help a man in need!

I have set up droplet using Ubuntu 20.04 and I can login in SSH using root and password.

I have also an FTP (Pure-FTPd) account set up using this format that I use with Filezilla:

HOST : example.com
Username : myself
Password : niceone
Port : 21

Once, I log in, I see:
/

which has:
conf (Dir)
htdocs (Dir)
logs (Dir)
wp-config.php

Now coming to my question:
HOW do I change the password associate with my username?

I know that I can change the “root” login password. That is not what I am asking.
How do I change the password associated with my FTP username “myself”?

Thanks

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Hello, @niczar

In order to change the password for the FTP username, you can ssh to your droplet as root and use the passwd command. An example is:

  • sudo passwd myself

You will be prompted to enter the details and this is pretty much done.

Hope that this helps!
Regards,
Alex