Setup and Configure Pure-FTPD on Ubuntu 16.04 | 17.10 | 18.04 with SSL/TLS Certificates

Using FTP protocol is probably the easiest way to transfer files between a server and client computers…. anyone can simply download an FTP client and begin transfering files… however, it is inherently insecure in its standard form…

Now a more secure way to use FTP is via FTP over SSH or SFTP… If you unable to configure SFTP, then the closest thing will be to enable SSL/TLS certificates with your setup or FTPS

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

The reason 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 Pure-FTPD on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with SSL/TLS Certificates

FTP is still one of the easiest ways to upload and download files from remote serves… However, when using FTP, it’s better to add some levels of security by using SSL/TLS protocols…

This post shows students and new users how to install and configure Pure-FTPD 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 Pure-FTPD on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Server with SSL Certificates

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS server was recently released and I decided to install it for testing purposes… the steps below is how I got Pure-FTPD installed and configured…

FTP is still one of the easiest ways to upload and download files from remote serves… However, when using FTP, it’s better to add some levels of security by using SSL/TLS protocols…

This post shows students and new users how to install and configure Pure-FTPD 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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Setup Pure-FTPd on Ubuntu 17.04 | 17.10

For students and new users who want to transfer files to and from remote Linux servers via FTP protocols, Pure-FTPd is a great alternative. This post shows you how install and configure Pure-FTPd on Ubuntu 17.04 | 17.10.

Our previous posts showed you how to install VSFTPD and ProFTPD on Ubuntu. Pure-FTPd is another alternative to the two we’ve already discussed. If the previous two FTP servers are not meeting your needs, you should give Pure-FTPd a try.

When it comes to using FTP on Linux systems, these three FTP servers are probably all you’ll ever need, and we’ve discussed how to install and use all three of them on this blog.

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