ProFTPD login failing with 530
I have the $5 plan. I used the default Ubuntu/Apache box.
Then I installed ProFTPd (following the Digital Ocean tutorial). Everything worked well; I SFTP accessed it with Filezilla (via the not recommended use the root account as I have nothing up yet really; I’m just testing right now).
Then I added a new user account and was attempting to log in with that with the insecure plain ftp protocol. It returned 530 (on the password). So I restarted ProFTPd a few times and confirmed I’d done everything as directed in the tutorial. So what can I do to enable access there?
Further Note: SFTP access isn’t actually interfacing with ProFTPd since it works when the service is stopped.
I’m basically a Ubuntu neophyte - but very experienced with Windows and windows batch files, python, configuration files, Apache set up etc. so I can easily follow any directions.
- little log snippet:
2014-08-31 11:08:12,495 BriarMoonDesign proftpd BriarMoonDesign <removed for privacy>): USER <removed for security but correct> (Login failed): Incorrect password.
2014-08-31 11:08:13,076 BriarMoonDesign proftpd BriarMoonDesign (<removed for privacy>): FTP session closed.
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