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Add user problem - cannot login

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by alanpollenz, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. alanpollenz

    alanpollenz Active Member

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    I am trying to add a user manually via the command line when logged in via ssh with root access (I don't want a domain to be setup, simply an account I can store files in).

    I use the following:

    useradd -p mypassword myname

    but I cannot login via ftp using myname/mypassword.

    I get the same problem if I do the following:

    useradd myname
    passwd myname

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks.

    Alan Pollenz
     
  2. cPanelDavidG

    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    When adding a user outside the automation of cPanel/WHM, you will also need to create a FTP user manually to allow FTP access.

    Note, it may be easier if you removed that account then created a cPanel account with a domain/subdomain you know wont ever be used such as username.example.com.
     
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    alanpollenz Active Member

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    Thanks for the prompt reply.
     
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    Ghulam Yaseen Well-Known Member

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    Hello :),

    Can you please let me know the exact error you get while accessing the ftp account:rolleyes:
     
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    Think I may have found a good work-a-round

    Based on other suggestions

    1)
    I setup a DUMMY cpanel account called rabbit.rabbit.com (use something that will never ever actually work).

    rabbitr with password bunny

    2)
    I went to etc/passwd
    You will see it setup normally with the home directory pointing to /home/rabbit
    You need to change this to something like this
    rabbitr:x:32018:32020::/home/superman/public_ftp/siprouser:/usr/local/cpanel/bin/noshell

    Change /home/superman/public_ftp/siprouser to wherever you want the login to point. Make sure it is created and make sure its permissions are working.

    3) restarted ftp server
    /etc/init.d/pure-ftpd restart

    4) went into the WHM and resynked ftp password

    5) tried to login to that login and it sent me to the new directory I entered without 530 failure
     
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