ftp to vsftpd server fails with "cannot locate user entry:user@example.com" error.

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Issue

  • Virtual users are stored in openldap server and vsftpd is configured to use ldap for authentication however ftp fails with following error
500 OOPS: cannot locate user entry:user@example.com
ftp: Login failed

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • vsftpd-2.2.2-11.el6_4.1
  • openldap

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