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Localhost VSFTP Login Fails

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Avatar nluneau 3 post(s)


I’m running AMI: bitnami-joomla-1.6.5-0-linux-x64-ubuntu-10.04-ebs with the integrated vsFTP server.

When attempting to login via PuTTY to confirm the installed instance of vsFTP using the user of bitnami and password as set via passpd, it fails with the following error.

Connected to
220 (vsFTPd 2.2.2)
Name (
331 Please specify the password.
530 Login incorrect.
Login failed.

Do you have any suggestions?



Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)


The vsftp server is configured to only listen in for security reasons. The main purpose of this server is for updating the applications automatically or for installing modules form the admin panel.

If you want to login into the machine to modify or upload files, you should use the SCP or SFTP protocol that most of the FTP clients support. Take a look to the…

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