UserAlias

Name

UserAlias -- Alias a username to a system user

Synopsis

UserAlias [ login-user real-user]

Default

None

Context

server config, <VirtualHost>, <Anonymous>, <Global>

Module

mod_auth

Compatibility

0.99.0 and later

Description

ProFTPD requires a real username/uid when authenticating users as provided by PAM, AuthUserFile or another authentication mechanism. There are however times when additional aliases are required but it is undesirable to provide additional login accounts.

UserAlias provides a mechanism to do this, a typical and common example is within Anonymous configuration blocks. It is normal for the server to use 'ftp' as the primary authentication user, however it is common practice for users to login using "anonymous". This is achieved by adding the following to the config file.

See also

Examples

UserAlias anonymous ftp