Setup Pro-FTPD on Ubuntu 16.04 | 17.10 | 18.04 with SSL/TLS Certificates

By now you probably know FTP protocol is inherently insecure in its default form…. A better method is to use FTP over SSH or SFTP… If you can’t setup SFTP, you next option should probably be FTP over SSL/TLS encryption or FTPS…. and that’s what this post is going to show you…

When transferring files to a remote server, FTP is still one of the easiest ways to do it… However, when using FTP, it’s better to add some encryptions by using SSL/TLS protocols…

This post shows students and new users how to install and configure ProFTPD to use SSL/TLS certificates on Ubuntu 16.04 | 17.10 | 18.04 LTS server with encryption enabled..

The reasons you may want SSL/TLS enabled on FTP is that FTP communicates over insecure channel… and someone with the right tool could intercept data between the server and client read it. With SSL/TLS, even if the data is intercepted, they may still be unable to read the content, and that’s because of the extra security.

For this post, we’re going to be using a self-signed certificate… If you can afford public cert, then more power to you..

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Setup ProFTPD on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with SSL/TLS Certificates

When transferring files to a remote server, FTP is still one of the easiest ways to do it… However, when using FTP, it’s better to add some encryptions by using SSL/TLS protocols…

This post shows students and new users how to install and configure ProFTPD to use SSL/TLS certificates on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS server with encryption enabled..

The reasons you may want SSL/TLS enabled on FTP is that FTP communicates over insecure channel… and someone with the right tool could intercept data between the server and client read it. With SSL/TLS, even if the data is intercepted, they may still be unable to read the content, and that’s because of the extra security.

For this post, we’re going to be using a self-signed certificate… If you can afford public cert, then more power to you..

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Install Pro-FTPD on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Server with SSL/TLS Certificates

When Ubuntu 18.04 LTS was released, I decided to install it on my lab computer running VMware Workstation 14 Pro for testing purposes… the steps below is how I got Pro-FTPD installed on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS server…

When transferring files to a remote server, FTP is still one of the easiest ways to do it… However, when using FTP, it’s better to add some encryptions by using SSL/TLS protocols…

This post shows students and new users how to install and configure ProFTPD to use SSL/TLS certificates on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS server with encryption enabled..

The reasons you may want SSL/TLS enabled on FTP is that FTP communicates over insecure channel… and someone with the right tool could intercept data between the server and client read it. With SSL/TLS, even if the data is intercepted, they may still be unable to read the content, and that’s because of the extra security.

For this post, we’re going to be using a self-signed certificate… If you can afford public cert, then more power to you..

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Configure ProFTPD to Use SSL/TLS Certificates on Ubuntu 17.04 | 17.10

Few days ago we showed you how to install ProFTPD on Ubuntu 17.04 | 17.10. Today’s post is going to show students and new users how to configure ProFTPD to transfer files securely between the FTP client and the FTP server using SSL/TLS certificates.

ProFTPD is easy to setup and configure. You can get it stalled and going in minutes. However, if you want to protect sensitive information being transferred between the FTP client and server, you may want to enable SSL/TLS protocols.

When you enable SSL/TLS, your data will travel encrypted and authenticated. Even when the data is intercepted, the interceptors may still not be able to view of read the content. This is what SSL/TLS provides.

If you need to configure ProFTPD to communicate over SSL/TLS, follow the steps below.

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Setup ProFTPD on Ubuntu 17.04 | 17.10

So, we showed you how to install and configure VSFTPD on Ubuntu 17.04 and 17.10. Today we’re going to show you how to install and configure ProFTPD. Both of these programs allow users to transfer files between the FTP client and server via FTP protocols.

There are many FTP servers one can use to provide FTP function. VSFTPD and ProFTPD are two of the most popular and probably the easiest to install and configure.

If you’re looking for a FTP server and VSFTPD can’t meet your needs, then give ProFTPD a try. You may find it to be useful. To install and configure ProFTPD on Ubuntu, follow the steps below:

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