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FTP User Names for log in

By allan ·
I recently used a TechRepublic article on "Setting up an FTP server with Win 2000". I have everything working except that I want users to log in with a user name and password from their FTP client. I have added users to AD, changed permissions, security, etc. and can't get them to work. The only one I can log in with is my own main account which has administrator privledges. Is there a way to setup users on Win 2K server so that they can log in and use FTP on that server?

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by eBob In reply to FTP User Names for log in

I found on NT4 that the only reliable approach was to (as Administrator) go through Windows Explorer and setup access rights (right-click | Properties, etc.).

I took away "Everyone" and "All Authenticated Users", and so on, and only listed users that I really wanted in.

This ought to work in W2K as well (but I have not had the opportunity to try, yet).

As I recall, I also went in to the IIS Manager and monkeyed with the Authentication. One option I like is "Clear Text". It has the downside of transmitting user IDs and passwords in clear text, but it has the advantage of putting up a "Please Log In" dialogue, for all browser users.

If your users are using a different FTP client (like CuteFTP, CLI, etc.) then the IIS steps are not necessary.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to FTP User Names for log in

Thank you posting a reply. You were correct in that the permissions on the default FTP folder had to be set for the users to be allowed access. I had to play with it for sometime to get it to work. Throught trial and error I found that I had to give the users the right of "Server Operators" in order for them to be able to use the FTP feature.

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by sabatogz In reply to FTP User Names for log in

Do the FTP user's need the rights to logon local?

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to FTP User Names for log in

Thank you posting a reply. You were correct in that the permissions on the default FTP folder had to be set for the users to be allowed access. I had to play with it for sometime to get it to work. Throught trial and error I found that I had to give the users the right of "Server Operators" in order for them to be able to use the FTP feature.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to FTP User Names for log in

Yes, on a Win2K box with a NTFS-formatted drive, to set the users for a FTP server, you add the users to the Security setting on the FTP folder.
So, you don't actually manage the users in the IIS FTP snap-in. You set this in the folder security.
So, if you only want 3 users access to the ftp root, set these user accounts on the ftp root folder. If user BOB can only download files (but not send any), set his NTFS permissions to Read; but for user JOE, who can upload and download files, give him Read and Write.
The reason your Administrator account can access the FTP site is due to the NTFS permissions.

Hope this helps.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to FTP User Names for log in

Thank you posting a reply. You were correct in that the permissions on the default FTP folder had to be set for the users to be allowed access. I had to play with it for sometime to get it to work. Throught trial and error I found that I had to give the users the right of "Server Operators" in order for them to be able to use the FTP feature.

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by allan In reply to FTP User Names for log in

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