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

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: