FTP login fails as vsftpd is unable to access the users home directory due to selinux

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

FTP login fails  with the following error message when chroot vsftpd is used:

Name (testserver:username): username
331 Please specify the password.
Password:
500 OOPS: chroot
Login failed.
Error code 0: Permission denied

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • vsftpd

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