vsftpd, installed correctly, server user isn't able to login

Posted August 17, 2014 1.3k views

I followed the vsftpd setup for CentOS 6 and everything went fine. But when trying to login via sftp it just keeps asking for the user/password. I’ve tried the root user, tried my regular user. Neither of them will work and get me into the server.

Any idea what’s going on, did that guide I followed leave something out or what?

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How are you accessing the server? Using a GUI client? Have you seen this tutorial: How To Set Up vsftpd on CentOS 6

If you already can access the server via SSH, then SFTP will probably be a better option:

by Etel Sverdlov
Vsftpd is a fast and secure FTP server. Installing an FTP server can assist you with uploading files to your droplet. This tutorial describes how to install and set up vsftpd on CentOS 6.
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