15.5.4. Local User Options

The following lists directives which characterize the way local users access the server. To use these options, the local_enable directive must be set to YES.
  • chmod_enable — When enabled, the FTP command SITE CHMOD is allowed for local users. This command allows the users to change the permissions on files.
    The default value is YES.
  • chroot_list_enable — When enabled, the local users listed in the file specified in the chroot_list_file directive are placed in a chroot jail upon log in.
    If enabled in conjunction with the chroot_local_user directive, the local users listed in the file specified in the chroot_list_file directive are not placed in a chroot jail upon log in.
    The default value is NO.
  • chroot_list_file — Specifies the file containing a list of local users referenced when the chroot_list_enable directive is set to YES.
    The default value is /etc/vsftpd.chroot_list.
  • chroot_local_user — When enabled, local users are change-rooted to their home directories after logging in.
    The default value is NO.

    Warning

    Enabling chroot_local_user opens up a number of security issues, especially for users with upload privileges. For this reason, it is not recommended.
  • guest_enable — When enabled, all non-anonymous users are logged in as the user guest, which is the local user specified in the guest_username directive.
    The default value is NO.
  • guest_username — Specifies the username the guest user is mapped to.
    The default value is ftp.
  • local_root — Specifies the directory vsftpd changes to after a local user logs in.
    There is no default value for this directive.
  • local_umask — Specifies the umask value for file creation. Note that the default value is in octal form (a numerical system with a base of eight), which includes a "0" prefix. Otherwise the value is treated as a base-10 integer.
    The default value is 022.
  • passwd_chroot_enable — When enabled in conjunction with the chroot_local_user directive, vsftpd change-roots local users based on the occurrence of the /./ in the home directory field within /etc/passwd.
    The default value is NO.
  • user_config_dir — Specifies the path to a directory containing configuration files bearing the name of local system users that contain specific setting for that user. Any directive in the user's configuration file overrides those found in /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf.
    There is no default value for this directive.